Welcome to the St. Jude Math-a-Thon/Pi Day event at Taylor School! We are excited to celebrate these two special occasions with our students, families, and the community. This event aims to combine the fun of Pi Day with the educational aspect of the St. Jude Math-a-Thon, all while contributing to a great cause - supporting the groundbreaking research and treatment carried out by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
What is the St. Jude Math-a-Thon?
The St. Jude Math-a-Thon is a nationwide fundraiser that allows students to put their math skills to the test while raising funds for the children of St. Jude. Participants obtain sponsorships from family and friends based on the number of math problems they can solve. By participating, students not only improve their math proficiency but also become part of a community working towards a common goal - to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Why Pi Day?
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) every year, as the numerical representation of the mathematical constant π is 3.14. This day is an opportunity to embrace the beauty and significance of mathematics in our daily lives. By combining Pi Day with the St. Jude Math-a-Thon, we aim to create a memorable and rewarding educational experience for our students.
Our St. Jude Math-a-Thon/Pi Day event at Taylor School is packed with exciting activities and challenges suited for all ages. Here are some of the highlights:
We have prepared a series of math challenges for different grade levels. From simple addition and subtraction for our younger students to more complex algebraic problems for our older ones, the math challenges will stimulate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun and engaging way.
Exploring the Concept of Pi
During the event, we will delve into the fascinating world of Pi. The concept of Pi, an irrational number representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, has intrigued mathematicians and scientists for centuries. Through interactive activities and demonstrations, we will explore the significance of Pi and its applications in various fields.
Supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
A core part of our event is raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The hospital pioneers research breakthroughs and provides treatment to children suffering from catastrophic diseases, without families receiving a bill. We are proud to contribute to this humanitarian mission and invite all participants to help us make a difference by reaching out to family, friends, and the wider community for sponsorship.
How to Get Involved
Participating in the St. Jude Math-a-Thon/Pi Day event is easy. Here's how you can get involved:
Visit our website and register for the event. Registration is open to all Taylor School students, their families, and the community. By registering, you will receive a participant kit with all the necessary information and materials to kickstart your Math-a-Thon journey.
Reach out to your friends, family, and neighbors to sponsor your Math-a-Thon efforts. By explaining the significance of your participation and the impact of their support, you can garner more sponsorships to contribute towards St. Jude's crucial work.
Complete Math Challenges
Once registered and with your sponsorships secured, dive into the Math-a-Thon challenges. Solve as many math problems as you can, showcasing your skills while supporting the cause.
Attend the Pi Day Celebration
Join us on March 14th for our Pi Day celebration! Enjoy a day filled with math-themed games, activities, and a deeper understanding of the role Pi plays in the world of mathematics.
Share Your Experience
After the event, we encourage all participants to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #StJudeMathathonPiDay. By spreading the word, we can inspire others to participate and contribute to this worthy cause.
Join us at Taylor School as we embrace the joy of mathematics, support an incredible cause, and create memories that will last a lifetime. The St. Jude Math-a-Thon/Pi Day event is an opportunity for everyone to come together, celebrate knowledge, and make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Register now and be part of this meaningful journey!