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 geometry 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 Friday, June 5. Students earned prizes for reciting for memory as many digits of Pi as possible.
Ten participated in the final competition. “It was exciting to see how many numbers the students could memorize,” said Acker. Nora Langdon and Geri Otto tied for first place memorizing 240 digits of Pi. In third place was Hayden Rauls with 190, in fourth place was Carleen Snow with 170 digits, fifth place was Rachel Gammon with 144 digits, in sixth place was Jay Franz with 140 digits, seventh place was Jessica Camarato with 138digits, eighth place was Ferris Wolf with 120 digits, ninth place was Dayshia Wilson with 100 digits, and in tenth place, Aysha Romeis with 96 digits. Congratulations to all the contestants for working hard on memorizing all those numbers.