Rushmoor School turn maths into money on International Pi Day

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Pi day at Rushmoor School Bedford
Eye on the pi

Pupils at Rushmoor School joined maths fans around the world on 14 March to celebrate International Pi Day and raise money for Comic Relief.

Established in America, Pi Day it is held on 14 March, as an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, to learn about the origins of Pi and even eat pie.

Pi day at Rushmoor School Bedford
When is a cake not a cake? When it’s a Pi

At Rushmoor School the events ranged from a quiz around the digits of Pi, calculating Pi using string and circular objects, listening to stories about the irrational number, programming to calculate Pi and memorising as many digits as possible.

Younger students also used beads to represent Pi and there was a great Pi Bake-Off, where students were encouraged to bake cakes and pies on the theme of Pi.

These bakes were then cut up and sold to the students and raised £96 to put towards the school’s grand total of £450 raised for Comic Relief.