Pi Representation Competition

June 13, 2023 08:25am

To celebrate Pi Day in March, students participated in the Think Maths Pi Representation Project.

The challenge was to represent Pi (π) in any interesting way through any medium of choice. There were no rules for how to present this challenge; it was completely up to participants' interpretation.

After over 350 entries, the Think Maths team whittled down the submissions to a top ten before ultimately choosing the top three pieces. We are thrilled that Year 12 student Ingrid Linn placed second overall with her brilliantly creative composition.

The reviewers commented, "In 2nd place is this Pi-inspired piece of music by Ingrid Linn of Rochester Grammar School. We were very impressed by the quality and sound of this piece of music and the original and complementing ways in which it features Pi. Clearly a great deal of consideration has been put into the planning of this excellent piece."

Within the video, Ingrid describes the relation of the musical piece to Pi, explaining that the recurring motif you hear is based on the 3rd, 1st, 4th, 1st, 5th, 9th, 2nd and 6th degree of the scale, representing the first eight digits of Pi, before exploring further digits of this figure throughout the piece. 

The number is called 314.
Please take a moment to listen.