2018 Pi Day Puzzle Hunt


You hear a ringing in your head and put your head down to nap. Before you realize it though, you’ve gone from looking at your calculator in math class to hearing stories of valor and sacrifice in history. Jeez, what time is it?


Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16

Celebrate 3.14.18!


  1. Teams. Students will compete in teams of up to four. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/AFfxKP (or scan QR Code to the right)

  2. Puzzles. There are eight total puzzles. Puzzles will be difficult and creative, requiring teamwork, creativity, and persistence.

  3. Answers. The answer to a puzzle will serve as the clue you will use to find the next puzzle. Puzzles will often lead to locations throughout school (including but not limited to lockers, room numbers, or teachers), nearby the school, on the internet, or wherever else. When you think you’ve solved a puzzle, fill in the submission form at https://goo.gl/18CvTi.

  4. Submissions. We’re using a new puzzle submission system this year! After filling out the form (https://goo.gl/18CvTi), the Pi Day team will respond to you via the email you answer with in the form. We will NOT respond to puzzle answers emailed directly to the pi day email (rmhs.pi.day@gmail.com ), but will answer to any concerns or issues with the hunt.

  5. Hints. Hints to puzzles will be released at 11:15 AM and 6:00 PM each day.

  6. Resources. You are allowed to use any resource available to you (including calculators, textbooks, computer programs, and the Internet).

  7. Prizes. A grand prize, $100 Amazon Gift Cards, will be awarded to the first team to finish, along with the honor of signing the Wall of Fame. Second will receive $60, and third will receive $40.

  8. Stars. There will also be a prize for the team that collects the most “stars” along the way (top three can still get this). The stars are a side quest hidden in the puzzles or other Pi Day resources and will often be in the form of the word “STAR” or a picture of a star in some form. Have fun finding them, but know that some stars can be tricky to find and won’t help you with the puzzle hunt itself. To submit stars, fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/GJX6Xn.

Tips from your Puzzle Hunt organizers:

  • Pay special attention to the wording of each puzzle. Specific words and phrases are meant to lead you in the correct direction.

  • Many puzzles require thinking outside of the box—have your team brainstorm ideas, and test each one accordingly.

  • Work quietly and secretively! Remember: there is only one grand prize.

  • Most importantly, don’t give up! The puzzles are tricky, but we believe in you.

Good luck, and happy hunting!