When I put in my university applications, I applied to major in both mathematics and music education. Music eventually won over, but the math nerd in me never disappeared. So today is just a salute to this magical, irrational constant in all its interdisciplinary glory.

What does pi sound like?

Listen to this version with several layers of pi, or the version of pi in a minor below.

Want to use pi in your own teaching today? Assign each digit to a pitch, color, movement, gesture, symbol, sound, pose, interjection, picture…anything! Then start creating. Take inspiration from the first video and use layering or duration to make it more interesting. Or take inspiration from the second video and add some other kind of context (colors, backgrounds, accompaniments, noises) to give it texture. The possibilities are endless!

Are you celebrating Pi Day in your classes?


Happy Pi Day!
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