# Tag Archives: math

# Math & Science…A New Context Isn’t a New Problem: Strategies to Help Students Transfer Skills

Author: Tasha Richardson, Teacher – TDSB, @tadric3EM

As a physics teacher, I have always been very interested in students’ abilities to apply previously learned mathematical skills in the classroom. Continue reading

# Test Your Knowledge With Our Pi Day Quiz – World Science Festival

Saturday, March 14 was the unofficial math holiday known as Pi Day. Celebrated throughout geekdom, Pi Day is so crowned because the first three digits of pi (3, 1, 4) are like the numeric representation for March 14 (3/14). This year it’s even more special because it will be 3/14/15, as in the first five digits of pi (3.1415). Maybe you knew all that. But what else do you know?

Before pi, there was this simple Latin phrase to express what pi represents: “Quantitas in quam cum multiflicetur diameter, proveniet circumferencia.” OK, not as simple as pi, sure. But don’t worry—no knowledge of Latin is needed for our fun, little quiz.

Still, while it may not be easy as pie (or pi?), our quiz will definitely test your knowledge of pi and culture—and it’s way less caloric than those round things with those deliciously buttery crusts.

By: Erica Rowell

Quiz: 10 Trivia Questions About Pi

Feeling smart? Like trivia? Love pi? Let’s go.

Go the to the WSF link below to try the quiz.

via Test Your Knowledge With Our Pi Day Quiz – World Science Festival.