Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Happy PI Day!

Thanks to Dawn on the 4Real Learning forum we found out that today is Naitonal Pi Day. Get it? 3.14!

Anyway, we had so much fun with math this morning (and how many "traditional" school children can say that?) as we read Cindy Neuschwander's series of picture books:

What a GREAT way to teach kids about geometry. The books are humorous and insightful. I finally "get" Pi! Who'd a thunk it? The other two make shapes understandable and angles and using a protractor makes real sense. These need to be in any (even "traditional") math class!

Oh, and we're making Shepherd's Pie for dinner so the littles can explain to Daddy what Pi is!

1 comment:

Cajun Cay said...

My ds's godmother makes Shepherd's Pie every time he goes to her house. He LOVES her Shepherd's Pie. I had never heard about it until she made it one day.

Easy to make and delicious!