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Mar 16, 2017

# Focus On Family: Pi day

Jana Frank of Mathnasium - she is the owner of Mathnasium Oak Park/River Forest, one of 40 Mathnasium locations in and around Chicago

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Prove Pi
Wrap a piece of yarn or string around a cylindrical object and then cut. Now find out how many times the circumference string will go across the diameter: Place the string across the diameter of the object and then cut the string. Repeat until you’ve gone through the string.  Then amaze your child by repeating this process on a much wider or thinner cylinder to get the same answer: pi.

Make a visual representation of Pi
Use 10 different colors of construction paper. Choose a different color to represent each digit, 0 to 9. For example: 1=red, 2=blue, 3=green, 4=yellow… In that way, 3.141 would have rings of green, then red, then yellow, then red. Continue creating the chain for 3.14159.