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4 Fun Pi Day Activities for Children with Dyscalculia

Pie with Pi on topPi Day has always been fun for math lovers.  But what if your child has dyscalculia?  Is it even reasonable to expect them to get excited about a number, even if it’s pi?

The answer is yes, if you celebrate Pi Day in a way that suits them.

Pi Day is a social event and there is no reason for a child with dyscalculia to feel left out.  Help your child get on the Pi Day bandwagon – even if they have dyscalculia – by providing Pi Day activities that fit their strengths and interests.

Remember – your goal is not to teach math, it is to forget about the dyscalculia for a while and help your child have math-based fun.

Happy Pi Day to you!

4 Easy Pi Day Activities for Children with Dyscalculia

Make a Pi Bracelet

If your child likes making jewelry, here is the Pi Day craft for you – Pi bracelets.  Get multiple colored beads.  Each digit is represented by a color.  Have your child string a colored bead for each digit in pi.  See how many pi digits it takes to circle their wrist, your wrist.  See how many colors they have in their bracelet, your bracelet.  If they are having fun, maybe next make Pi Day necklaces.  At the end of your Pi craft, your child has a nice piece of jewelry to help him or her remember her Pi.

Make a Pi Plate

Glue or draw the pi symbol in the middle of the plate.  Then have your child write the digits of pi around the outside edge of the plate spiraling in toward the middle.  See how many pi digits they can fit on the plate.  Make it a contest and get the whole family involved.  Winner picks the kind of pi(e) you bake for dessert.

Make a Pi Collage

If visual art is your child’s thing, unleash their budding Pi-cassio by having him or her create a Pi collage.   He or she can cut out numbers from old magazines and newspapers.  Maybe even go mixed media – let them draw, paint, use string, dried pasta, etc. – art unbounded.  Only rule is the college must show the digits of Pi – probably in order, but you and your child can decide on that part.

Measure Twice – Then Eat Pi

Even the most math reluctant child might enjoy this activity, especially if you broaden Pi to include their favorite cookies.  Have a selection of edible circular objects that appeal to your child.   It is important the objects be a close to a circle as possible.  Let them chose what they want to eat – but – before they eat it, they need to use a string and a ruler to measure the circumference (c) and diameter (d) of the circular object.  Then using a calculator and their measurements, divide the circumference by the diameter (Pi=c/d) – you should get a number roughly 3.14… Amazing and tasty!

A child with dyscalculia deserves to have fun on Pi Day and they can if you provide age-appropriate Pi activities tailored to your child’s interests.

What if the above Pi Day activities don’t suit your child?

Check out this website  – they have a list of over 50 Pi Day activities.  Now that’s a lot of pi.

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