Back to Basics’ unique private school in Delaware celebrates Pi Day with style!

Pi (π) is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day, a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant!

Pi Day was observed at Back to Basics on March 14 (3/14 in month/day format since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of pi in the decimal form ).

To celebrate, one student produced a slide show with all kinds of interesting information about pi. There was a table to “decorate” Pi — the kids took a copy of …

Why students struggle in a traditional classroom

There can be several reasons why students struggle in the traditional classroom setting. Here are just a few.

  • Pupils often sit at individual desks in rows, with little interaction
  • When teachers reach out to students for class participation, the same students tend to answer questions, leaving others excluded
  • When time is allotted for non-lecture group work, students often discuss things not related to the current project
  • Students often do not feel comfortable asking questions in a large classroom setting

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Top reasons why children struggle in a traditional classroom

There can be several reasons why students struggle in the traditional classroom setting. Here are just a few.

  • Pupils sit at individual desks, often in rows and listen to a teacher lecture. There is very little interaction this way.
  • When students are asked questions by the teacher, the same kids tend to raise their hands, leaving others excluded.
  • It is very rare that students ask questions on their own.
  • When non-lecture work time is allotted, interaction between students is often not related to the current work.
  • Some students will finish lessons early and engage in non-school activities while others will