Pi Day Display - Timeline of the History of Pi

Grade Levels
4th - 6th
Formats Included
  • PDF (25 pages + video link)
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  1. Your students will love these projects! First, kids measure the circumference and diameter of circles to find pi themselves. Second, they work together to set up a giant timeline. Finally, they explore the first 100 digits through with a tally table, frequency table, and line plot.Open the previews
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In this Pi Day activity, students work together to create a giant timeline display on the history of pi. It helps them understand that people from all over the world have worked for thousands of years to understand this elusive number. And when they're done, you have an awesome Pi Day display.

This is a great activity for Pi Day (March 14th) or any day! Each student receives one display card listing a date, contributor, location, and contribution, as well as a map. The student colors or marks the location then displays the card on an eleven-foot long timeline.

What's Included

  • Title sheet for the timeline
  • 28 display cards
  • Timeline (1700 BC to 1950 AD)
  • Link to 17-minute video on the history of pi

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Enjoy teaching!

Brenda Kovich

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*As I searched the Internet for notable contributions, I noticed that dates and figures varied from source to source. Therefore, information found in this product should only be used for illustrative purposes.

I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated on June 14, 2020.

Total Pages
25 pages + video link
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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