Fun STEM Days You Can Celebrate This Year
Although they may not be nationally recognized, these math and science related holidays are fun to celebrate nonetheless. STEM lovers and strugglers can all come together to enjoy a day of learning accompanied by themed foods and activities. It’s a great way to get involved in the math and science subject areas from a different approach. Here is a list of holidays you might want to consider celebrating in your STEM classroom:
1. Pi Day - 3/14
Perhaps the most well-known math holiday, Pi Day is celebrated on 3/14 (the first three numbers of the mathematical constant) every year. On this day, classrooms across the globe celebrate by enjoying a nice slice of pie while learning about the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
4. Square Root Day - 4/4/16
Square root day falls on days when the day of the month and the month are the square root of the year. Celebrate by playing games that involve separating your class into four groups of four or five groups of five. These activities show they can have fun and better understand square roots at the same time. The next square root day isn’t until 5/5/25, so be sure to celebrate it this year!
10. Pythagorean Theorem Day - 8/15/17
We won't see another of these days until next year, so be sure to plan ahead. Pythagorean Theorem day is celebrated on days when the month squared and day of the month squared equal the year squared (8²x15²=17²). This is a great day to have a pizza party and listen to string music (string instruments are built based on the Pythagorean Theorem), and build mosaics out of tiny triangles.