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Pi Day

This is a "For Students, By Students" event. The goal is to promote the ownership of your math learning, to encourage you to talk about mathematics, to share your joy of learning mathematics, to develop better attitudes and mindsets needed to learn mathematics, to discover ways of overcoming difficulties or anxiety in learning mathematics, to connect mathematics with real-life applications, and to celebrate and share your victories in understanding math concepts.


As a way to showcase your hard work this semester, you will present a poster based on your research at the Pi Day Student Conference, on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The conference will begin at 9:00am and will end at 4:00pm. Our class will be presenting posters during the________________ session time, but you are welcome to attend during the other sessions to learn about the research done by your peers. Additionally, there may be a speaker and a panel of experts from 4:30 - 6:00 pm discussing topics related to mathematics applications.


You will work in groups of 3 - 4 people to create a poster showcasing your research on a topic related to your mathematics or science course. It is recommended that each poster include the following components:

  1. Project topic
  2. Principles applied to the topic
  3. Short demonstration or description in words
  4. Geometric interpretation if appropriate
  5. Conclusion
  6. Other applications (optional)

Pi-Day Student Conference Timeline:

  • Week 1 to Week 2: Form student groups
  • Week 3 to Week 4: Explore possible topics
  • End of Week 6: First draft due (A half page summary of each group's project will be submitted to a Canvas account.)
  • End of Week 8: Your progress of the poster will be checked by your instructor
  • Spring Break: Relax and refine the poster
  • Monday or Tuesday of Week 9: Collecting posters
  • Thursday of Week 9: Pi-Day Student Conference

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