South Bend students celebrate Pi day

Some South Bend students dug into all things pi at school Thursday. We're not talking about a delicious apple pie, the Oscar-Winning Life of Pi, or a pepperoni pizza pie.

We are talking about the mathematical constant of 3.14 or the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Elementary students at Kennedy Primary Academy in South Bend took a break from their regular lessons, to research the origins of the number and decorate Pi-themed posters and t-shirts.

The educational holiday is celebrated every year on March 14, and gives students a fun way to learn about an important concept early-on.

“Just an understanding of it way before I probably wasn't introduced to it until I was in 8th grade,” says Jeremy Maller Teacher at Kennedy Primary Academy and so they go into intermediate school with that background knowledge and just a love of math and circles, and it's a fun day.”

Food wasn't completely left out of Thursday's activities. The students took part in a pie eating contest, and brought in circular food to measure, and then eat for lunch.

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