LINDEN—Linden High School mathematics teacher Dariusz Kondratowicz and his students celebrated Pi Day, 3/14, earlier this month.
Students made t-shirts, and created research-based collages about the mathematical enigma through Glogster.com. They devoted their projects to the over one trillion digit transcendental number and those mathematicians who dedicated their lives to the irrational digits.
The first official Pi Day was celebrated in the United States (one of the few countries to use month/day format when documenting the date) in San Francisco in the 1980s.
Through their research and celebration, Kondratowicz’s students realized the impact of the number on the world, and on mathematical inquiry. Prizes were given to students who created the most relevant t-shirts, and he had his students vote for the winners.
Coincidentally, Albert Einstein was born on 3.14, and students were able to appreciate the relativity of his birth date, and the mathematical constant.”
Austin Frank, Kaya Eubanks, Justin Ferretti and Elaine Kwiatek show their tee shirts that they made to represent PI day.
Photo by Christine Hudak, Linden Public Schools
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