I thought it might be helpful to show a few of the dots filled in (use Do-a-dot Markers or Bingo Markers). Cut along dotted lines and then glue A-A, B-B, and C-C:
You will then have a long chain/line of dots. The numbers below tell you how many to dot in each color. Alternating colors makes it easy to see what the digits are.
If you want to make a longer chain, print out the second page of dots and as many copies of the third page as you want. The more "B" pages you print, the longer your chain can be. If you use one B page you will get to the digit 7 in pi: 3.1415926535897. To make the chain, connect A-A, and then B-B repeatedly until you run out of B chains, then finally connect the C-C piece. The chain on the left is just with the first sheet; the chain on the right is the pi chain representing 3.1415926535897. A fun way to make this a group activity is to give your students the Digits of Pi page and have a competition to see which team can make the longest correct chain in 20-30 minutes.
I hope this clears up any confusion for anyone making the Pi Day craft! Still confused? Perhaps a simpler pi bracelet with pipe cleaners and beads is more up your alley:
|Stringing beads: 3.14159|
|Done stringing: you have a bracelet!|