Students memorize “Pi” digits in annual competition

Each year students in Jodi Acker’s 6th grade math class on the Badger Team participate in a “Pi” memorization contest. The competition concludes a unit where students learn about formulas, especially those that deal with circles. According to Acker, “The number pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. It’s approximately equal to 3.14159265, although the digits go on forever.”

Acker gives her students a chance to memorize as many digits of “Pi” as possible. Each math hour had a preliminary contest and then finals on Tuesday, June 4. Students earned prizes for reciting from memory as many digits of Pi as possible.

IMG_9618Pictured, L-R: Travis Nelson won the contest memorizing 260 digits of Pi. In second place was Kayla Gotzion with 203, third place was Dianna Xiong with 198, fourth/fifth place was a tie between Mitchel Simonson and Josh Dichoso with 123, sixth place was Sarah Langdon with 103 and in seventh place Bailey Dye with 80. Congratulations to all the contestants for working hard on memorizing all those numbers.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s