In this illustrated problem set, students use pi to compare the sizes of Mars landing areas, calculate the length of a year for a distant solar system object, measure the depth of the ocean from an airplane, and determine the diameter of a debris disk.

In this illustrated problem set, students use pi to compare the sizes of Mars landing areas, calculate the length of a year for a distant solar system object, measure the depth of the ocean from an airplane, and determine the diameter of a debris disk.

In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to compare signal strength between traditional radio wave communication and the Deep Space Optical Communication system.

In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to compare signal strength between traditional radio wave communication and the Deep Space Optical Communication system.