Fun with Pi

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Taught by MrA
  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn all about pi, including what it is, how to calculate it, where it is found, and fun facts and activities that can be done with pi. We discover that pi is an irrational and transcendental number that represents the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter. There are several algorithms for computing pi, and some people can even memorize it to tens of thousands of digits. However, it is useless to calculate pi to so many digits, as even circles of great magnitude do not require such precision.

Lesson Description:

A video discussing pi. This video talks about what pi is, how to calculate pi, where pi is found, and fun facts / activities with pi.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is pi?
  • What are properties of pi?
  • How is pi calculated?
  • Where is pi found in the real world?
  • What are some facts about pi?
  • What are some songs and activities about pi?
  • How can you memorize pi?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This is great for a person who wants to learn more about pi, especially on or around Pi Day. Ideas are presented clearly and thoroughly with a brief introduction to several aspects of pi. The resources also do a great job providing more information on pi.
  • mshaw02

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    very good
  • cainp

    • Currently 1.0/5 Stars.
    This is not suitable for middle school children. They cannot understand most of it. Also, this is not clear on the big screen.
  • Philippe

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    good video but apparently memorizing 200 digits of Pi for fun doesn't have any practical application, darn