Math geeks fill 3.14 holes

March 22, 2016
Jawad Al-Zergani is having a little trouble finishing his pie during the Grade 4 pie eating contest at Prairie Waters Elementary School in Chestermere.

As it does every year, March 14 generated plenty of fun and filled faces in Alberta schools as math and pie devotees celebrated Pi Day with creative tributes to both the number and the food. The event takes place on the 14th day of the third month in honour of the first three digits in pi (3.14).

The math department at Paul Kane High School in St. Albert marked Pi Day with special pi cupcakes. Here, Grade 12 students Tony Yang and Rosario Cammarata demonstrate pi in both literary and math applications.

ATA library technician Sheeba Kamran (left) and librarian Sandra Anderson show off some of the pies that were available for sampling during Pi Day at Barnett House. The library celebrates the annual event by encouraging staff members to bring in and sample a variety of pies.

The Grade 8 math class at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School in Red Deer celebrated Pi Day by calculating the area of a circle. They then divided and devoured it. Pictured are student Charlotte Hoffman and teacher Alanna Sampson.

Laura Pennett’s Grade 7 class at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Innisfail celebrated Pi Day with pizza cookies.

Grade 12 Paul Kane student Addison Huculak hams its up with his pi cupcake.

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