House Pi Day Competition
Many students spent last week learning the digits of Pi using various methods. Some students wrote a phrase or story where the number of letters in each word corresponded to the digit of Pi in the sequence.
We showed them the example, ‘May I have a large container of coffee?’ which represents 3.1415926 and encouraged them to write their own, more imaginative phrases. Many students wrote their own excellent phrases and were then able to remember many more digits than they expected.
On Friday 13 March 2020, students had their chance to test their memories and we had over 100 entries for the competition with a remarkable 30 students remembering more than 20 digits.
Alex Summers in Year 12 was the overall winner managing to memorise an outstanding 204 digits.
In second place was Jasmin Stebbing in Year 10 with 110 digits
Grace Connelly was the winner in Year 11 with 100 digits, with Tianna Roberts in second place with 33 digits.
In Year 10 the runner up was Maisie Smith with 87 digits .