When:The 2024 NASA Pi Day Challenge Arrives on March 7
Where:Online (see event details)
Target Audience:General Public
NASA is joining schools, students, and science centers across the U.S. to celebrate one of the most well known and beloved numbers: pi. Pi Day gives us a reason to celebrate the mathematical wonder that helps NASA explore the universe. And we're giving students a chance to join in the fun by using pi to explore Earth and space themselves in our 2024 NASA Pi Day Challenge – available on Thursday, March 7.
In the meantime, explore our collection of evergreen Pi Day Challenge problems, articles about how we use pi at NASA, and free downloads, including mobile phone and desktop backgrounds.
Pi Day Challenge Resources
NASA Pi Day Challenge
This collection of illustrated math problems gets students using pi like NASA scientists and engineers exploring Earth and space.
Pi in the Sky Lessons
Find everything you need to bring the NASA Pi Day Challenge into the classroom, including printable handouts of each illustrated math problem.
18 Ways NASA Uses Pi
Whether it's sending spacecraft to other planets, driving rovers on Mars, finding out what planets are made of or how deep alien oceans are, pi takes us far at NASA. Find out how pi helps us explore space.
How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need?
While you may have memorized more than 70,000 digits of pi, world record holders, a JPL engineer explains why you really only need a tiny fraction of that for most calculations.
10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day With NASA on March 14
Find out what makes pi so special, how it’s used to explore space, and how you can join the celebration with resources from NASA.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Notice and Wonder
Creative brainstorming through noticing and wondering encourages student participation, engagement, and students' understanding of the NASA Pi Day Challenge.
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Spend the School Year With NASA - March
Make educational connections to NASA and JPL happenings all year long with this calendar of upcoming events and links to educational resources you can use to explore STEM with us.
Multimedia & Downloads
Infographic: Planet Pi
This poster shows some of the ways NASA scientists and engineers use the mathematical constant pi (3.14) and includes common pi formulas.