Ahliah School Math Department | International Pi Day
Tue, 27 Mar 2018
Posted in Preschool | Lower School | Middle & Upper School | Alumni

On March 14th, 2018, Ahliah School celebrated international Pi Day. Students of grades 3 to 12 participated in several activities to highlight the different properties on why the number Pi is special. Grade 3 students collaborated in representing the first 450 decimal digits through art by coloring a graph paper forming a city sky line verifying that Pi is an irrational number. Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 formed a circle in the playground and passed a wool thread between each other and between each two students facing each other, then divided the two lengths to determine that Pi is a constant ratio formed by the circumference of a circle and its diameter. Grade 8 students went into three competitions organized by 6 of their peers to test their knowledge in knowing fun and interesting facts about Pi in addition to a mental Math competition. The students of lower and middle school shared some interesting facts about Pi through posters and shared them with the whole school in an interesting display in the school assembly and three posters were picked as the winners for the best display about interesting facts of Pi. A reciting competition for the decimal digits of Pi took place over two rounds and in the end three winners were announced from three different divisions of the school. At the end, the students of grades 3 to 12 participated in a display of colors and numbers to verify that Pi is an infinite irrational number.

The department of Mathematics distributed the following certificates:

1.     Best Art Display of the number Pi: Grade 3

2.     Best Poster: Helen Alameh, Aya Sinno, Lea Alameh, Zeinab Nehme and Lara Masri

3.     Reciting competition:

·      Rank 1 – Zara Zakkar (Grade 6) for 105 decimal digits

·      Rank 2 – Mohamad Hammoud (Grade 9CFYP) for 100 decimal digits

·      Rank 3 – Joseph Reaidi (Grade 12 CFYP) for 85 decimal digits