These **Montessori-inspired Pi Day Activities** are perfect for elementary learners!

Learning about the circle can be easy with these resources and control charts.

The words circumference, area, diameter, radius, and pi don't have to be intimidating or difficult to understand.

All children can learn with ease with the activities below.

Pi Day can be filled with so much learning!

**Pi Day Activities for Elementary Learners with Free Printables**

**My Book of Famous Mathematicians**

Learning about math, isn't just about numbers.

It's also about all of the famous mathematicians that have helped us understand so much.

In this activity, children are introduced to famous mathematicians throughout history that are associated with the history of pi.

Children can choose to read the book, or match up Who Am I? cards with pictures, using the book as a control.

For children who aren't excited about numbers, this activity is often something they look forward to and enjoy.

Source: The printable for this activity is part of our Pi Day Printable Pack.

**Pi Day Mathematician Clip Cards**

For those who enjoy work about famous mathematicians in history, we've made these fun mathematician clip cards.

Using the nomenclature cards or book of mathematicians in the Pi Printable Pack as a control, children mark the name that matches each picture using a manipulative of choice.

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**Decimal Work Activity with Variation**

**Montessori-inspired Intro to Decimals Printable Pack**

**Parts of a Circle Nomenclature and Description Cards**

Before introducing circle equations, it's important to make sure that children understand parts of a circle vocabulary.

These simple nomenclature cards work quite well.

If children aren't into nomenclature cards, they can be used in a memory game.

For children who need a more tactile experience, consider the activities below.

**Pi Day Activities for Kids with Free Printables**

Pi Activities for Kids with Free Printables is perfect for children who need more of an introduction to the activities than those in this post.

**What is the Circumference of a Circle?**

**What is the Circumference of a Circle? Version 2**

In this activity children learn to utilize the radius instead of the diameter.

The set up of this activity is the same as the one above with the only difference that rounding is included when selecting an answer.

Two sets of answers are included for most activities, one expands as far as our calculator does.

Source: The printable for this activity is part of our Pi Day Printable Pack.

**What is the Radius of a Circle?**

In this activity pi is used to help find the radius of a circle.

Just like in the activities above, children solve the questions on the cards and match them up with number strips provided.

A calculator is always provided.

Source: The printable for this activity is part of our Pi Day Printable Pack.

**What is the Radius of a Circle? Version 2**

There are two ways to find the radius of a circle using different information.

In this activity we present the second way providing a calculator if needed, to help children find answers.

The answers to the problems in this activity are whole numbers.

Source: The printable for this activity is part of our Pi Day Printable Pack.

## What Is the Diameter of a Circle?

In this activity children are introduced to one way of finding the diameter of the circle.

The activity provides problem cards to match up with answers as well as a control if needed.

A calculator is also provided.

Source: The printable for this activity is part of our Pi Day Printable Pack.

**What is the Diameter of a Circle? Version 2**

**What is the Area of a Circle?**

Another important aspect of learning about circles is finding the area of a circle.

This activity introduces the equation for finding the area of a circle through a control, problem cards, and answer strips.

A calculator is provided.

Source: The printable for this activity is part of our Pi Day Printable Pack.

Pi Day is the perfect time of year to introduce decimals and circles.

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