“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about

understanding” -William Paul Thurston.

International Day of Mathematics or Pi Day is observed on the 14 th of March every year to

recognize the mathematical constant Pi, which defines the ratio of a circle’s circumference to

its diameter.

Students of CPS Global School, Thirumazhisai, had an amazing day celebrating

International Math Day in order to recognize the importance of mathematics in our lives. This

year’s theme is ‘MATHEMATICS FOR EVERYONE’. Mathematics is a fundamental part of

our world, and it plays a crucial role in our daily lives. From calculating our expenses to

measuring the height of a building to predicting the weather, math is everywhere, and it is

essential.

It was a weeklong celebration, with the Math department posting questions each day for the

students and teachers to. Both the students and teachers enthusiastically participated in the

brain teasers and it was fun to see them race each other to drop the right answers in the

drop box. The Math Expo was one of its kinds with students contributing Board games,

Models for measurement and models depicting how Math is used in our day to day lives.

They also had projects that brought out creativity in Math. On the D day the students started

the special assembly by sharing insights on the significance of the International Math Day.

Following this was a special tribute to everyone’s favourite irrational number, Pi! The

students of IG Year 1 raised the spirits of the assembly with a Pi song! The song delightfully

covered the first 100 digits of Pi. Learners across Grades CAIE 3 to 8 and IGCSE Year 1

participated in the pie rattle- where they had to recite as many digits as possible for the value

of Pi. The audience was stunned as the winners rattled their way to the prize by recalling as

many as 50 digits!

The students of IB Year 1, conducted engaging activities where the participants had to

guess the right mathematical words based on the pictures projected! The students of IGCSE

Year 1 presented to the audience astounding connections of Math with Thirukkural,

Astronomy and Machine Learning. The celebrations culminated with a message from Head

of School, emphasising the importance of Mathematics in our lives.