# Pi Day Bracelets

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Pi Day, celebrated on March 14th (3/14), is not only a day to honor the mathematical constant π but also a fantastic opportunity to engage in fun and educational activities. Let's explore how to create unique Pi Day bracelets that serve as both a stylish accessory and a mnemonic device for remembering the digits of pi. Whether you're a teacher looking for an engaging classroom activity or a parent seeking a creative project to do with your kids at home, this Pi Day bracelet tutorial will guide you through the steps to craft personalized bracelets that celebrate the beauty of mathematics in a fashionable way.

For a quick refresher on what pi is: Imagine you have a circle, such as a pizza or a tire. Pi is a special number that helps us understand how big around the circle is. It's like a secret code for circles! When we measure all the way around the circle and divide it by how wide the circle is across, we always get the same number: pi! It's a bit like magic! We use the symbol π to represent this special number. So whenever you see a circle, remember pi is helping us figure out how big around it is.

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## Video: Pi Day Bracelet

#### Things You'll Need

• Pipe cleaners

• Sharp scissors or wire cutters

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### 1. Count beads to correspond with the digits of pi

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Assign a specific color to represent each digit of pi, then count out the corresponding number of beads for each digit. For instance, use 3 yellow beads to represent the digit ‌3‌, a single black bead for the decimal point, 1 purple bead for the ‌1‌, 4 orange beads for the digit ‌4‌, and so forth.

### 2. String beads onto pipe cleaner in order

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Slide each bead, in the order of the digits of pi, onto the pipe cleaner.

### 3. Wrap around wrist

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Wrap the beaded pipe cleaner around your wrist and twist the ends of the pipe cleaner several times to secure. Using a sharp pair of scissors or wire cutters, cut off the ends of the pipe cleaner.

### 4. Try making some in different colors

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Use different colored beads for each digit of pi to make several distinct bracelets to give as gifts or wear with different outfits.