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This is a group project. However, it will take place completely outside of school and you and your group members will never meet. You will work on your π page individually, but in the end all of your group members will contribute to it. Here's how it will work:

  1. Take a look at the requirements. Divide them up amongst your group.
  2. Determine WHEN each group member will complete their part. If you don't have access to the Internet, you may have to stay after school one day to use the computer lab. YOU SHOULD BE THINKING OF THIS WHILE YOU SCHEDULE YOUR PART. You'll have just over one week to complete the project (due date is December 12).
  3. Complete your part on your scheduled day.

Here are some ideas for subjects to write about:

  • What is π? What language does it come from?
  • Write a very brief history of π.
  • What kind of number is π?
  • What formulas use π?
  • How do you calculate π?
  • What are some odd facts about π? π has so many digits its possible to find certain numbers in it (like your birthday). How many digits has it been calculated to?
  • Anything else you think is interesting.

Here's what your page should have:
  • A title
  • A section that answers that covers the topics above.
  • Links to the websites that you used to help you. If you do not use other websites, then please link to two other websites that explain your topic.
  • At least one image. Note: since not all of you know how to add video or slideshows or do not have permission to use sites like YouTube, then inserting other media is optional.

Ask Dr. Math on the Math Forum website has a nice page on pi. There are lots of links to other pages on this site so it would be a good place to start. If you plan on using YouTube to find videos (there are a lot!), please make sure you have your parents' permission first. In fact, you may want to begin searching for videos on TeacherTube first.

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