Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School held its annual “Pi Day” celebration on March 14. Pi is a mathematical symbol that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The decimal form of this number never ends, but the first digits are 3.14, which is why this day is celebrated on March 14.

Pi Day has long been a tradition at J-E-T. Each year, the eighth grade math teachers ask their students to voluntarily bring pies to use in class on this day. If there are pies remaining, they have them available during the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade lunch periods. The class activities included the students finding the circumference of the pies, measuring other circular objects the teacher brought, working out various pi-related word problems, and a read-aloud of the children’s book Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.

The students look forward to this celebration each year and really enjoy the opportunity to have so many pie choices at school. Eighth grade student Shawn Schwalbauch remarked, We got to eat pies,” but Demauri Phillips added, “We had to do a worksheet first.” Eighth grade math teacher Shannon Densmore remarked how proud she was of the students because of the good job they did and how responsible they were.

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