# Learners get hyped about Mathematics

19 March 2021

Schools in the Western Cape celebrated International Maths Day, also known as Pi Day.

The day is celebrated on 14 March (3/14) around the world. Pi, the Greek letter “π”, is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

The theme for this year’s celebrations was Mathematics for a better world. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi and talk to their friends about the beauty of the subject Mathematics.

Learners at Belmor Primary School in Hanover Park enthusiastically took part in activities like Math Word Search, Math Word Unscramble and Math Scavenger Hunt.

At Ashbury Primary School in Montagu learners were dancing, rhyming and singing about concepts like place values and exponents.

Vlottenburg Primary School learners recited their times tables by heart and learners at Pieter Langeveldt Primary School in Cloetesville built their own Maths machines.

André Lamprecht, Curriculum Planner for Mathematics, said it was clear that everybody enjoyed the activities.