All of the interactions during Math and Science Week were intentionally integrated into the students’ daily lives. On March 14, π Day, students in the middle school creatively posted the value of pi along the entire length of the hallway. Students and staff were to find as many times within pi that corresponds to their birthday as they passed by.
Each year, the Math Festival has a variety of different projects that the children can try out to their liking. Perhaps there are activities that the children are not currently good at, but seeing how creative and clever the secondary students are has invariably opened the door to inspire them to learn math. They were fascinated by the interesting mathematical laws by compiling bead strings and filling in the pictures and drawings.
The math department also organized a math competition. In addition to learning, students applied their math knowledge both independently and collaboratively. The school encouraged students to carry out a variety of challenges with the hope that every student will enjoy discovering the infinite mysteries of mathematics!
As with science, mathematics plays an unparalleled role in the development of the world today. The ideas and methods of mathematics influence all aspects of society to varying degrees. Even so, mathematics may seem so deep and even a bit boring to many people. Therefore, Pi Day is an opportunity. We encourage students to start with the understanding of “pi” and through lively and interesting activities, we can bring mathematics closer to everyone making it seem less ‘cold’.