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A tasty lesson on National Pi Day
SHS teacher uses pies to teach Pi
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Statesboro High tenth graders Paige Hinson, right, and Eric Lovette, both 16, use a tape measure to measure the circumference of a chocolate pie while celebrating National Pi Day in math teacher Paige Sutcliff's class Monday. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff

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      Monday was March 14 or 3/14, which also is 3.14. And 3.14, as everyone who has taken Geometry knows, is one of the most important numbers in mathematics better known as Pi.

So, Statesboro High math teacher Paige Sutcliff took the opportunity to offer up a tasty lesson to students. To demonstrate Pi, she asked students to bring in actual pies and used the delicious, and circular, desserts to show how Pi determines the circumference of all circular objects.

At her 9:35 class, students brought in Butterfinger, Oreo and Snicker Doodle pies. After using string to determine the diameter students then multiplied by 3.14 to get the circumference.

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