Pi Day in preschool

March 14 (3/14) is often referred to as Pi Day (3.14 in the math world). In the preschool class, the students learned a little about fractions on this day. No, Pi 3.14 is not a preschool concept but fractions can be to a certain point.

We used a large round circle with a big number 1 written on it. That was the pie. Then we cut a second round circle in half making 2 halves. We cut a third round circle into 1 half and 2 quarter pieces.

The students were able to put the pieces together on top of the big round whole circle to see that the 2 halves matched the whole and the 1 half and 2 quarters matched the whole as well.

4 Responses to “Pi Day in preschool”

  1. Jodi March 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    I need to really do more math with my kids. We practice fractions with cooking, but I like your intentional activity here. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

  2. Brenna Phillips March 17, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I love math and science activities. The students can really get into science and ‘see what happens.’

  3. Teachingisagift March 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Thanks so much for linking up with the Pi Day Linky! I LOVE that you are celebrating Pi Day in preschool. How exciting and engaging for the kiddos!
    http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/03/huge-pi-day-celebration-and-freebies.html

  4. Brenna Phillips March 14, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Thank you for commenting. Pi Day is a good math day and can be done in preschool as well as older students.

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