# Celebrating Pi Day!

### Date: 14 Mar 2016

Pi Day is celebrated on 14^{th} March annually around the world. The Greek letter **π **is used in mathematics to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter – which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits beyond its decimal point! But luckily calculations can be made using just a handful of digits.

Mathematics is embedded in our childcare offering through our ‘Growing Mathematicians’ programme. For young children, helping to set the table, finding a matching sock, cutting toast in half or sitting in a circle are all examples of everyday practical mathematics. Our programme helps children to understand the purpose and importance of mathematics in their life and promotes their confidence to succeed at school.

Although the children aren’t learning about the theory behind Pi (yet!), children at Tassel Road Day Nursery and Preschool in Suffolk have been busy planting seeds and butter beans. The children have been measuring the growing plants daily to see how tall they are.

We hope you enjoy celebrating Pi Day and mathematics! So, how many decimal points of Pi can you remember? Let us know on social media.