Looking for new ways to celebrate Pi Day (March 14), beyond the usual Pi reciting contest? With these math-themed books, you can use literacy to help students grasp math concepts and apply them to real-world settings in fun and unexpected ways!

After reading engaging titles such as *101 Math Jokes* and *Math Tales: Math For All Seasons* as part of your Pi Day lesson plans, ask your students to write their very own math joke, riddle, or “Pi-Ku.” Inspired by a traditional haiku, a Pi-ku features three lines of poetry in which the number of syllables in each line reflect the first numerals of Pi (3.14). That is, three syllables in the first line, one in the second, and four in the third.

Meanwhile, these books will inspire a love of math in your students—something that sets them up for success far beyond Pi Day.

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