Pi WebQuest 2
All answers go on answer sheet provided or you might have to copy to a word document. Only print once when you have completed the WebQuest.
Have you ever wondered how much information about "Pi" you can find on the Internet? To celebrate Pi Day, we’re going to go on a scavenger hunt to discover as much as we can about that famous number.
Students will go on a scavenger hunt on the web to learn answers to various questions about Pi and its history.
In Math Connections class, students will going to various stations set up around the classroom. Each station contains circular objections that you will have to measure. Once the objects are measured, you will calculate each circle’s circumference. You will also use a formula to calculate a circle’s area.
Are you ready?? Answer the following questions to learn more about Pi and its history. Use www.google.com or any other search engine.
1. Find the number of decimal places of Pi that has been calculated since 1999.
2. What famous mathematician was born on March 14?
3. Find a Pi poem or any math poem to read to the class. Or find one on YouTube.
(Copy and paste poem to a word document so you practice it to read to the class. Or copy link of YouTube video so you can show it to the class. Don't print until you are done with the WebQuest.)
4. Look up the first 120,000 digits of Pi. What is the 50th digit?
5. Memorize as many digits of "Pi" that you can. Recite them to the class on "Pi Day".
6. Find your favorite Pi joke. Be prepared to tell it to the class. (copy and paste to word doc.)
7. What is the location of your birth date in Pi?
8. Name 5 important facts about Pi.
9. Find some Pi Art to show the class. (copy and paste to word doc.)
10. Find or make a word search puzzle using words associated with “Pi.”
11. Find a Pie Recipe for the "Pi Day" Party on March 14th. (You can print this recipe separately. It does not have to be a recipe you are planning on making.)
12. Send me a “Pi Day” greeting card. Find a free site on the internet. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org . (This email is only for Pi Day greeting cards.)
13. You have completed the last WebQuest. You can now hit print. Make sure you save your work.
14. If there is still time in class search the web for fun math videos or lessons (past and present lessons) to share with the class and Mrs. Sullivan. Copy and paste link to a new word document.
Hope you enjoyed researching "Pi". Now it is time to Celebrate Pi Day! Don't forget to wear your Pi T-Shirts on Monday, March 14. And don't forget your "Pies"!