Seventh-grade students at Finley Middle School celebrated Pi Day with fun mathematical activities and a contest to determine who could memorize the most digits of pi.

As part of the day, students were given a cylindrical object and told to measure the circumference with a piece of yarn. After determining the circumference, they had to measure the diameter and explain the relationship between circumference and diameter. They also used laptops to Google the answers to questions about Pi Day and the meaning and history of pi. In addition, they had an opportunity to complete a Pi Day crossword puzzle at www.mathgoodies.com.

The winners of the pi memorization contest were Naill Pawa (186 digits), followed by Inira Jamil (172 digits). Natalie DeRosa, Kylie Jenkins, Jose Molina and Julia Perfetti also performed well in the contest. The winning students received a Pi Day T-shirt.