In celebration of the International Day of Mathematics (IDM), the Cairns Children’s Museum (CCM) is hosting Pi Day- A Celebration of Circles at the Tanks Arts Centre (because tanks are round!) Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle, the distance around the edge is a little more than three times the distance across. Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. It also happens to be Albert Einstein’s Birthday!
Entry is free and there will be a mix of both free activities and paid workshops for children of all ages. All aspects of the day will have a circle theme and have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) focus. The goal is for people to learn about Pi in a hands-on, interactive, Covid-Safe way, and show children (and adults) that there is math all around us, and that learning about it can and should be fun!
Click here to buy tickets for paid workshops and pre-order Pi Packs.
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