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CHS Students Make Math Fun and Eat Pie at Pi Day Expo

Vihba Bansal, 2nd from left, participates in the school’s first Pi Day Math Expo on Tuesday, March 14 with her 10th grade students.

Creative juices flowed and were mixed with delicious baked goods as St. Croix Central High School students showed their ingenuity in using mathematics for fun at the school’s first Pi Day Math Expo on March 14. The event commemorated the annual national celebration of the Greek letter Pi (π), which is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — approximately 3.14159.                            

Math students displayed an impressive array of original math games and projects. Prizes were awarded to them in the following categories: best Pi Day T-shirt, best mathematical presentations and displays, and student who recited the most digits in Pi.

A game at the St. Croix Central High School Math Expo on March 14, Pi Day.

St. Croix Central High School Math Chairperson Vihba Bansal said the school’s first Pi Day observance was very successful.  “Students really enjoyed themselves immensely as they found new ways to appreciate mathematics and have fun doing so,” she said.  “We shared pies — apple, pineapple and other flavors — with the students while they enjoyed playing several games that incorporate some aspect of mathematics.”

Pi Day was founded by Physicist Larry Shaw of the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1988 and is celebrated at educational institutions around the world. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

St. Croix Central High School First Annual Pi Day Math Expo Winners

Pi Day T-Shirt Winners

    1st Place – Alayna Caraballo

    2nd Place – Brianna George

 Pi Digits

    1st Place – Indeya Todman

    2nd Place – Marthisha Charles

 Presentations and Displays

    1st Place – Spin It, Guess It to Win It — Amelia Able, Madelin Yousef, Khaleese Figaro, Bermary Calderon, Kiara Jarvis, Sasha Francis

    2nd Place – Mathonopoly —  Shelia Matthew

    3rd Place – Tipsy — Antoine Harley, Haysely Durand, Sedeja Fieulletteau

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