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N. R. Burger MIddle School Students Learn About Pi

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - N. R. Burger Middle School students stepped out of the classroom Thursday for a math lesson in Pi.

With the help of the school's math department and the University of Southern Mississippi's education students, middle schoolers got the chance to see how Pi can be used in everyday life.

Pi-day is set for March 14th, but students were on spring break.

Pi Day, 3.14 was a chance for students to convert the number into dollars, measurements and even music.

"Pi is the number that you use to find the area and circumference of circles," said Cicely Jones, a 7th grade math teacher.

Her goal is to show her students that Pi can be used in almost anything and is found almost anywhere.

"Pi is used in everything even from the food that you eat to the games that you play," she said.

Games such as Pi musical chairs and Pi bingo. Students must use Pi, 3.14, to solve math problems,while using basic math skills ranging all the way to Algebra.

"Math is in everything that we do no matter what field of study you go into whether it's medicine or engineering," said Jones.

It's even in music.

"We have musical Pi," she said. "They can actually take the notes of the keyboard and associate it with the numbers of pi and they can play Pi."

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