NASA Pi Day Challenge

When:

Friday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 16

Where:

Online

Target Audience:

K-12 students and educators, parents, museums, science centers and planetariums

Overview:

Update: March 15, 2021 – The answers are here! Visit the NASA Pi Day Challenge slideshow to view the illustrated answer keys (also available as a text-only doc) with each problem.


NASA is joining schools, students and science centers across the U.S. to celebrate one of the most well known and beloved numbers: pi. Used throughout the STEM world – especially for space exploration! – pi is the number that results from dividing the circumference of any circle by its diameter. Pi can be and often is rounded to 3.14 (even though its decimals never end), which is why 3/14 has been designated National Pi Day.

Educators and students can participate in honoring this mathematical marvel by taking part in the NASA Pi Day Challenge! The illustrated math problem set gets students solving the same problems scientists and engineers do to explore space. Explore previous challenges and even more pi-related resources for educators and students below! 

Pi Day Resources

Plus, join the conversation using the hashtag #NASAPiDayChallenge on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.