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Pi Day!

posted 13 Apr 2015, 08:22 by . WebResources Account
On Friday 13 March, the mathematics department celebrated Pi day (3.14, this is how the date is written in the USA and Canada.) We had a Pi Day Challenge during lunchtime, in which students had to learn Pi to as many places as possible and recite this from memory. All participants received a pie for entering and also a certificate. 

This year we had 14 contestants ranging from year 7 to 10 and with Miss Smith and Mr Borges’s help the event ran smoothly. 

Each student stood in front of our judges and recited Pi, from memory, to as many places as they could recall. 

The results this year were, again, record breaking!! We had 5 students who achieved a total of more than 40 decimal places. I don’t know how they do it! The results are as follows:

121 decimal places
Vithursha Vimalathasan
98 decimal places
Yankun Li
89 decimal places
Azeezat Adesoji
80 decimal places
Harry Lockhart
40 decimal places
Daria Wojenecka

A remarkable set of results. Well done to everyone who took part!

Mrs K Crook
Numeracy Coordinator