# Pi Day! March 14th

3.1415926535 8979323846 26433832….. You know Pi. Pi day is march 14th and I will teach you some things about Pi. Not Pie but Pi.

## Vocabulary Words

Pi; 3.1415926535 8979… or round it and use 3.14.

Circumference: The distance around a circle or sphere.

Diameter: From one side of the circle to the other side.

Radius: From the center of the circle to circumference. (1/2 Diameter)

Now that we are done with vocabulary, I will teach you how to find area, circumference, and volume of 3 shapes.

## Equations

Area. The formula for area is **“****π r2″ **Square the radius and then multiply 3.14.

**Circumference**. The formula for Circumference is **“2πr” **Square pi to 6.28 and multiply by the radius.

**Volume of a Sphere**. The formula is **“4/3 πr3″ **cube radius multiply by 3.14 then multiply by 4/3

**Volume of a Cylinder**. The formula is **“ πr2h” **multiply the area by the hight.

**Volume of a Cone**. The formula is **“1/3 πr2h”** a cone is just 1/3 of a cylinder.

## History

Pi was first used in Egypt and Babylon. But the symbol we use today is greek. The first equation was by Archimedes. Before Pi people did not understand circle’s.

## Other Assorted Facts

Pi is an Irrational number, which means it never ends.

It is ironic that you use pi to find a ton of things with circles but pie commonly is a circle.

Pi=c/d or circumference/ diameter.

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