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Another piece of ‘Pi’

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Four-year-old Emiliano “Emi” Molina tries to unwrap a piece of candy while at a station focused on arithmetic at Mountain View Middle School. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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An annual event celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) at Mountain View Middle School made for a calculatedly exciting Tuesday night for students and families.

A Mountain View Middle School student Zaihra Hernandez carefully tries to increase her stack of miniature cups and reach the height limit to win a competition held at her school’s gym. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

“We’ve been doing Math Night for more than seven years, but this is our third official Math Pi Night,” said Mountain View Middle School math teacher Kaharina Diaz, “National Pi Day is celebrated every March 14th, which is the same as the 3.14 that is used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to it’s diameter.”

Diaz said every year, student visit the middle school play games that have a focus on math, science and the arts.

“In addition to that we go all over the community and ask for donations for our students,” she said. “Businesses from the community help us by donating items such as pizzas, pies, and gift cards for door prizes.”

Diaz said since can become so large, they tend to always have students from previous years come by to help, which has most recently included the Roswell High School Student Council.

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“Everybody really comes together to help make STEAM Night a fun learning event for all our students,” Diaz said.

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