Pi Day sweetens math for SD 130 students
March 28, 2013 2:20PM
Eighth-grade math teacher Molly Naliwajko (center) gets prepared to be “pied” in the face by eighth-graders Yajahira Arambula (from left), Reyna Soto, Karina Fernandez and Lisean McElrath at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Blue Island during Pi Day. | Supplied photo
Updated: May 1, 2013 1:37PM
Veterans Memorial Middle School in Blue Island celebrated Pi Day on March 14, the national day of celebration for math enthusiasts around the country.
Students took a break from their normal class routines to celebrate this special day in the world of math by taking turns tossing whipped cream pies into the faces of their favorite teachers and administrators and snacking on another kind of pie — pizza.
Principal Carrie Tisch and Assistant Principal Ann Marie Mayorga joined the fun by standing behind the student-designed board before being “pied” by enthusiastic students.
In preparation for Pi Day, students took part in a variety of classroom activities including reading fun facts about pi; completing activities using pi such as finding the circumference of a circle; completing a lab in class using circular objects and string to show students why pi is always the same number, and doing a lesson on circles that discussed chord, radius, diameter and circumference.
Cook County School District 130 serves nearly 4,100 students at 13 school sites. The district serves portions of Alsip, Blue Island, Crestwood and Robbins.