Euclid and Archimedes visited students

at CELC

sharing thoughts

about circles

and we began

to explore

 

Circumference, that is

the distance around

any circle

it seems

 

is equal to a bit more

than three lengths

of the circle’s diameter

Could this really be true?

Pi investigation


An irrational number, and we now call it pi,

Was considered by many throughout human time.

 

The circumference and diameter

Do relate mathematically

yet

never quite divide

exactly evenly

 

Using string and measuring tape

We CELCers came to agree

That pi goes on and on, just a bit more than three

 

When we paused from our work, we had a pie feast

With apple, pumpkin,

chocolate, and berry

maple walnut, coconut cream, and pies galore

 

many slices were eaten,pie pi

with mathematical chomping

and then the search continued

 

How to find

the area

inside of a circle

a mystery

 

once again, pi was the solution

 

the square

of the radius times a bit more than three

will work to find the area

of any circle

 

It also

turns up in the design of the Great Pyramids

And a pendulum’s swing

 

This irrational number

inspired all of us

to then singPi pie