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"Since 2016, celebrating Pi Day in conjunction with the Mathematical Festival has become a tradition in Tbilisi (capital of The Republic of Georgia). This year's event was organized by the company Everesti in collaboration with the City Hall of Tbilisi. The number of participants increased substantially, and twice as many public schools were present this year compared with the last year. During the opening ceremony, a pi song was performed by students of the 138th Public School of Tbilisi. Festival participants presented a number of creative projects related to mathematics. Among the participants were students from the 203rd Public School of Tbilisi for children with impaired hearing. The traditional challenge to remember as many digits of the number pi as possible was among other competitions such as a tangram challenge and Rubik's Cube challenge. Results from the pi competition were impressive, shattering last year's results by a substantial margin. Third place went to Beka R. for remembering 453 digits, second came Tamar K. with 527 digits and the winner was Nika Sh. with an amazing 589 digits. Sponsors presented winners with diplomas and Grand Prizes sporting the symbol of pi. In the spirit of the festivities, participants were treated to an impressively huge cake and soft drinks. Next year, even bigger celebrations are planned and will take place in different cities across Georgia."
May 1, 2018 | 12:16 p.m
"The day was March 14, 2018, in the city of Medea, Algeria. The Scientific and Astronomical Association “Elbouzdjani” celebrate Pi Day with more than 200 participants from different schools for the first time in Algeria. Everyone was looking to their watches for 1:59 p.m. One minute remained until the beginning of the Pi Challenge. The participants started to compete. Some of them memorized 200 numbers after 3.14159 ... Some could even memorize 300, however, the first prize was awarded to 12-year-old Amel Eleuldji who memorized 350 numbers. The members of Elbouzdjani Association presented to the participants and their parents about Pi Day and how NASA uses it in our solar system. Furthermore, the students participated in the JPL Pi in the Sky 5 Challenge and provided answers for all the questions. “The Solar Sleuth JPL pi challenge was the best challenge I have ever participated in,” said one of the participants. Finally, the audience was really glad about the great two pi pies, and gifts were granted to the first three winners. And the first 25 winners will also get the chance to visit the Meteorology station in Algiers. Congratulations to everyone and many thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory!"
May 1, 2018 | 12:09 p.m
"I teach kindergarten, and I thought it would be a great time to celebrate NUMBERS! We had all of our students wear shirts/jerseys with numbers on them today. The students answered various questions where the answers would be various numbers, i.e., "What is the temperature today?" "How many days are in the month of March?" "How old are you?" "What size is your shoe?" "How many siblings do you have?" and MORE! The children had a great time! One child even had a homemade t-shirt that stated "I'm Just Here for the Pi!" This is just the beginning for our students celebrating Pi Day!"
March 14, 2018 | 5:35 p.m