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Pi Day Word Play

Pi Day Word Play

This post was provided by our math guru Patrick Vennebush, who originally posted on his blog Math Jokes for Mathy Folks. You can see the original post and more here. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  A Cool Quick Trick for Pi Day [This trick] was attributed to Martin

#CelebrateWithDE – Use Pi…Like a Scientist

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to

#CelebrateWithDE – Myth or Fact? Exploring the Bendiness of Rivers

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Join our Virtual Pi Day Party on Twitter and Facebook for more resources, activities, and Pi trivia.  One surprising thing we found out about Pi this week is that Pi can also describe the bendiness of a river.

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi in the Real World

Please note, your access to the resources highlighted in this post will depend on the specific services you are licensed to receive. Pi, possibly one of the most famous mathematical constants out there. It tells us the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and can be approximated to 3.14159. Mathematicians have been trying to

#CelebrateWithDE – Albert Einstein

  Did you know that March 14th is also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Born in 1879, Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who is most famous for his theory of relativity as well as the equation E=MC2. Use the suggested resources from Discovery Education below to honor this scientist as part of your Pi Day celebrations.

#CelebrateWithDE – Black History Month

Discovery Education celebrates the achievements and contributions of black Americans and honors the journey of African Americans in United States history. We’re sharing instructional ideas and resources throughout the month to bring Black History Month’s celebration of culture and community to your classroom, and we ask you to share how you and your students honor

#CelebrateWithDE – Inauguration Resources

The inauguration is a ceremony to mark the beginning of a new four-year term for the President of the United States. It takes place on January 20th where, at noon ET, the Chief Justice administers the oath to the president. Use the Discovery Education resources below to discover more about the history of the inauguration

#CelebrateWithDE – Winter Solstice

The first day of winter, or Winter Solstice, falls on December 21, 2016. It’s a great time to use imagery to engage your students in all their core areas. We have some ideas for using some specific teaching strategies along with winter-related content to strengthen literacy skills. If you want to focus all your attention

#CelebrateWithDE – The Bill of Rights

In 1941, just eight days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared December 15 to be Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Help students understand the Bill of Rights and dig into each of the first ten amendments though Discovery Education

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