On March 14th, TPF4Y hosted our second official celebration of Pi Day presented by First Internet Bank! Pi Day is celebrated annually by mathematics fanatics around the globe as the day’s date (3.14) bears a striking resemblance to pi, the mathematical constant used in computing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
Thanks to a generous gift from First Internet Bank, TPF4Y was able to organize Pi Day events at local elementary schools with local STEM professionals volunteering to lead a math-focused activity provided by our partner, Math Pentathlon.
TPF4Y worked with nearly 1000 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students from New Augusta Public Academy South, Indian Creek Elementary, Deer Run Elementary, and Sidener Academy to celebrate Pi Day by playing Juggle, a Math Pentathlon board game. New Augusta Public Academy South and Indian Creek Elementary had over 40 volunteers from First Internet Bank, Liberty Mutual, GEICO, Sogeti, and many more local companies leading the activity and helping students see how fun math can be.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making Pi Day 2019 a success!
While Pi Day has passed for this year, we are still looking for volunteers to help facilitate Math Pentathlon games for students this summer and during the 2019-20 school year. Want to learn more? Think you might be able to help? Contact Volunteer@TechPointYouth.org!