Pi Day: A Celebration of Circles - Sari Lorner
Date: 14/03/2021
In celebration of the International Day of Mathematics (IDM), the Cairns Children’s Museum (CCM) is hosting Pi Day- A Celebration of Circles at the Tanks Arts Centre (because tanks are round!) Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across. Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. It also happens to be Albert Einstein’s Birthday!

Entry is free and there will be a mix of both free activities and paid workshops for children of all ages. All aspects of the day will have a circle theme and have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focus. The goal is for people to learn about Pi in a hands-on, interactive, Covid-Safe way, and show children (and adults) that there is math all around us, and that learning about it can and should be fun!

Visit the Cairns Children's Museum website- www.cairnschildrensmuseum.org.au to purchase tickets for paid workshops and pre-order your Pi Packs!

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