Feb 25

Pi Day Scavenger Hunt List


  • Who were the first people known to find a value of pi? When was it?
  • Who memorized 42,195 digits of PI on Feb. 18, 1995? Where was the person from?
  • What is the symbol for pi? Who first used it and when?
  • Name the Swiss mathematician who first popularized the Pi symbol.
  • What is the location of your birthdate in Pi?
  • What is the formula for the DIAMETER of a circle?
  • What is the formula for the CIRCUMFERENCE of a circle?
  • What is PI to 30 decimal places?
  • What is PI the ratio of?
  • What famous mathematician was born on March 14?
  • What does it mean to “Square a Circle”?
  • What day is celebrated on July 22?
  • Which US state flags include circles?
  • Name the US city with a zip code containing the first 5 digits of pi-beginning with 3.
  • Name a US city with a name that references circular things (name of city and state).
  • Name three sports or games that use a circle or a sphere in their play.
  • Name three song titles that refer to something circular.
  • Post a Pi pun in the comments section of this page.
  • What is your favorite pie? Please provide the recipe.
  • Name three movie titles with reference to something circular.
  • Name the mathematicians who have birthdays on March 14.
  • Name three kinds of candy that come in circular pieces
  • What is your favorite Pi joke?
  • Find your birthday in PI and record the location.
  • Find the number of decimal places of Pi that has been calculated since 1999.
  • Find some Pi art.
Pi Day Scavenger Hunt!

Pi Day Scavenger Hunt!

Not-so Easy, but hey, you are tough!

  • Find a Pi mnemonic and use it to memorize the first 314 numbers of Pi.
  • Which fraction is closest to the actual value of PI… 337/120 or 22/7 or 355/113?
  • Which capital letters in the alphabet in block style have rotational symmetry ?
  • Find and perform Pi song and post to YouTube. Leave the location in the comments.
  • Find a Pi poem or any math poem and post to YouTube. Leave the location in the comments.
  • Create some Pi art and post an image online to Instagram. Leave the location here in the comments.
  • Doctors used to think that trying to square a circle was an illness. Name of the illness.
  • Is PI a rational or irrational number? Explain the difference.
  • Which geometric solids have circular cross sections?
  • Name three formulas that include pi.
  • What was the most inaccurate version of PI? Explain who, when, and what the value was (sentence form).
  • What value of PI did the Egyptians obtain 2000 years before the Common era?
  • What value of PI did the Babylonians obtain?




1 comment!

  1. Faith and Taylor says:

    What is the official animal of pi-day? A pi-thon.