# Quantile Tasks & Resources to Celebrate Pi Day

Rich math tasks are mathematically interesting, engaging, and challenging but accessible to all students. In celebration of Pi Day, we have listed some free math tasks along with the associated Quantile Skill and Concept and Quantile measure.

To learn more about rich math tasks, visit the NRICH Project. These activities can be folded into a teacher’s curriculum and instructional practice in a variety of ways. More advice for getting started can be found in the NRICH Teachers’ Guide to Getting Started.

A student’s Quantile measure indicates his or her readiness to learn math skills and concepts. Mathematics teachers can use a student’s Quantile measures to identify appropriate mathematics tasks that match their students’ abilities. To learn more about how to use Quantile measures to differentiate instruction, view the Guide for Tools and Resources on Quantiles.com.

### Happy Pi Day!

### Math Tasks for Grades K-2 – Focus on Circles

Water Color Circle Art

Author: www.messforless.net

Where to find: http://www.messforless.net/watercolor-circle-art/#_a5y_p=2204450

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 536 (Identify, draw, and name basic shapes such as triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and circles.)

Quantile Measure: EM100Q

Fun with Balls and Hoops

Author: Ellen Booth Church

Where to Find: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/fun-balls-and-hoops/

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 52 (Recognize the 2-dimensional elements of 3-dimensional figures.)

Quantile Measure: 250Q

Fraction Paper Plate Pies

Author: www.piecesbypolly.com

Where to Find: http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2011/03/kindergarten-pi-day-activities.html

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 540 (Identify combinations of fractions that make one whole.)

Quantile Measure: 320Q

### Math Tasks for Grades 3-5 – Focus on the Numbers of Pi

Make a Math Skyline

Author: www.whatdowedoallday.com

Where to Find: http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/math-art-for-kids-pi/

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC134 (Organize, display, and interpret information in bar graphs.)

Quantile Measure: 480Q

Pi Day Necklace

Author: craftiments.com

Where to Find: http://www.craftiments.com/2013/03/pi-day-necklace-craft-for-kids.html

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 195 (Read, write, and compare numbers with decimal place values to the thousandths place or numbers greater than one million.)

Quantile Measure: 600Q

### Math Tasks for Grades 6-8 – Focus on the Meaning of Pi

Stained Glass

Author: Illustrative mathematics

Where to Find: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/1513

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 254 (Investigate and determine the relationship between the diameter and the circumference of a circle and the value of pi; calculate the circumference of a circle), QSC 257 (Calculate the areas of triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, circles, and composite figures in number and word problems.)

Quantile Measure: 1040Q

Trashketball

Author: Andrew Stadel

Where to Find: http://www.101qs.com/2008

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 1052 (Calculate the surface area and volume of a sphere in number and word problems), QSC 320 (Calculate the surface area and volume of a sphere in number and word problems.)

Quantile Measure: 1100Q

### Math Tasks for Grades 9-12 – Focus on Estimating and Using Pi

Buffons’ Needle Experiment

Author: www.shodor.org

Where to Find: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Buffon/

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC249 (Determine the probability from experimental results or compare theoretical probabilities and experimental results.)

Quantile Measure: 830Q

Approximation of Pi Using Archimedes’ Method

Author: Dave Ebert for Texas Instruments

Where to Find: https://education.ti.com/en/activity/detail?id=7FCA71169B4644AEA6EF29CD8CE548FB

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC 528 (Find the area of rhombi and of regular polygons to solve number and word problems.)

Quantile Measure: 1280Q

Two Wheels and a Belt

Author: Illustrative Mathematics

Where to Find: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/621

Quantile Skill and Concept: QSC457 (Find the area of rhombi and of regular polygons to solve number and word problems.)

Quantile Measure: 1510Q