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FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.

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Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY

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Why Education in Finland Works

Finland's Revolutionary Education System

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PI DAY

14th of March is Pi Day!

Happy 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939... Day!

I love Pi so irrationally that I always celebrate it.

For one thing, it's constant.

Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. By measuring circular objects, it has always turned out that a circle is a little more than 3 times its width around. The mathematician Archimedes used polygons with many sides to approximate circles and determined that Pi was approximately 22/7.

William Jones first used the symbol for Pi, the Greek symbol “π”, in 1706. In recent years, Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal.

The Exploratorium Pi Day – lots of easy activities and more links. The activities can be dowloaded as Pdfs. There is also a good history of PI.

Education World – Throw a Pi Day Party! Lots of additional links. Including Pi Day Songs

Pinterest – Shari Bithell’s Pi Day Activities - Some great

ideas here. Great images it. Take a look at the chickens

and the PI in the Sky.

How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs

Believe it or not, of all the countless ways to approximate

the most prolific irrational number in the universe, there are

none quite as interesting or as surprisingly satisfying as

throwing perfectly good food around.

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