## Pi Day Webquest

What would the world be like without circles?????

Today you will be working on an Internet Webquest that will help you understand a little more about the number Pi.You will have the opportunity learn how Pi was approximated.

As you continue to visit websites, be sure to open new ones in a new tab so you can always come back to this one easily.

Lets begin the quest!
Click on this website #1 and explore:

Website #1:  Illuminations
http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=116
Use this for question #1

This website allows you to explore the ratio between the circumference of a circle and the diameter. Read the directions at the top of the page and then see if you can find a connection between the circumference and the diameter.

(Hint: divide the circumference by the diameter). Find the ratio for three different sizes of circles. Round to four decimal places.
(Can you find the calculator on the computer?) Do you see a pattern or relationship?

Click on this website and see lots of digits of Pi!  (question #2)

Website #3:  Dr. Math

http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.pi.html

Website # 4: http://www.angio.net/pi/piquery
Look to see if you can find your phone number, your birthday or a favorite string of numbers within the numbers of Pi. (question #6 and 7)  Let Mrs. Vince know if you beat the lowest starting position for birthdays.

Website 5:  Google Pi and see if you can find  other fun websites  (question 9)

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