Pi Day Word Search Free Printable

Discover the fun of mathematics with our Pi Day word search printable!

Perfect for young learners, this printable is a fantastic and engaging way to celebrate Pi Day. Filled with hidden math terms, it’s an exciting puzzle that mixes fun with education, making it ideal for children.

Our word search is specially designed to be enjoyable for kids of all abilities. The words are hidden in every direction – up, down, across, and even diagonally.

This creates a playful challenge that will help kids learn more about math in a fun way. It’s not just a game; it’s an enjoyable journey into the basics of math and geometry, tailored just for kids!

Add this to your holiday activities for kids this March.

pi day word search printable

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What is Pi Day?

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant ? (pi), observed on March 14th.

This date was chosen because the numerical date format in the United States is 3/14, which represents the first three significant digits of ?, 3.14.

Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and is a fundamental element in mathematics, particularly in geometry and trigonometry.

Pi Day is not just for mathematicians; it has become popular in schools and among math enthusiasts around the world.

It’s often marked by various educational and fun activities centered around mathematics. Such as pi recitation competitions (where participants try to recall ? to the highest number of decimal places), pie baking and eating (a play on the word “pi”), and discussions about the importance of mathematics in everyday life.

It’s both a celebration of mathematics and an opportunity to educate and inspire interest in the subject.

Fun Pi Day facts for kids

Pi Day is a super fun and interesting day, especially for kids who love numbers and puzzles! Here are some cool facts about Pi Day that kids will enjoy:

  1. Pi is famous because it never ends! The digits go on forever without repeating in a pattern. People know over a trillion digits of pi, but usually, we just use 3.14.
  2. March 14th is not only Pi Day, but it’s also the birthday of the famous scientist Albert Einstein. How cool is that?
  3. The idea of pi has been around for nearly 4,000 years! Ancient civilizations like the Babylonians and Egyptians knew about pi.
  4. People all over the world try to break records by remembering as many digits of pi as they can. The current world record is tens of thousands of digits!
  5. NASA scientists use pi to calculate the trajectory of spacecrafts. Pi helps them figure out the perfect path for space missions!
  6. People celebrate Pi Day by eating pie because “pie” sounds like “pi”. They also make pies with the pi symbol (?) on top.
  7. Pi isn’t just for math class. It appears in nature too! The pattern of waves, the way rivers bend, and even the shape of your eyes have something to do with pi.
  8. At 1:59 PM on Pi Day, the date and time represent the first six digits of pi (3.14159). Some people call this the “Pi Minute.”

You will also love our free Pi Day scavenger hunt printable!

Pi Day word search printable

This Pi Day free word search printable is a fun and educational activity, available for free printing, exclusively for personal or classroom use. For the PDF file, simply scroll down to the bottom of this post.

In this fun Pi Day word search, the math-related words are cleverly hidden in all directions – horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

To assist you, the answers to the word search are also provided. Some of the mathematical terms might be a bit challenging to spot, so this can be a helpful tool!

Pro Tip: For the best experience, I suggest using a highlighter pen or drawing circles around the letters of each word you find. Try not to cross out the letters after finding a word, as they might form part of another word!

pi day word search free printable

Pi Day word search answers

The 20 math words to find are:

  1. circumference
  2. circle
  3. area
  4. diameter
  5. sphere
  6. cone
  7. cylinder
  8. radius
  9. ratio
  10. perimeter
  11. angle
  12. constant
  13. math
  14. polygons
  15. value
  16. theorem
  17. infinite
  18. irrational
  19. formula
  20. symbol

Check out all of our Pi Day activities for kids!

The answer sheet is included.

free printable pi day word search

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download the Pi Day word search free printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 18 July 2024 by Clare Brown

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