This week’s recommendation comes from:


Laurie Speranzo, Kristin Klingensmith, Joe Dostilio, Beatriz T. Font Strawhun

IFL Mathematics Team

Joe Dostilio says, “The history of pi is fascinating and really highlights the many, many contributions that people from all over the world have made to mathematics throughout history. Get ready for Pi Day 2022 with this video and check out some activities for celebrating Pi Day!”

A Brief History of Pi

Alessandra King

“Pi has been studied for thousands of years, and a history of our understanding, not just of the value of pi, but also what it means, forms a history of all mathematics. It takes us from the Middle East to Europe to China to India and even America.” – Simon Clark, physicist and vlogger

Simon Clark, a theoretical atmospheric physicist and vlogger, takes you on a journey through the history of pi, “which involves revolutions, murder, and the infinite.” 

As you get ready to celebrate Pi Day 2022, here are some activities the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has pulled together: