The Ultimate Pi Day is coming!3.14.15 @ 9:23
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
'Lose Yourself in the Digits' (by Pi Daddy)
Learning about Pi :
- The Sir Cumference books are a great way to teach geometry to your reluctant student, and one is called The Dragon of Pi!
- Round Table Geometry accompanies the Sir Cumference series, and is a teacher's manual of hands-on activities for learning.
- Make Pi Cookies...sugar cookies with the pi symbol on them. Calculate their area before eating.
- Walk or bike 3.14 miles for P.E.
- Watch Gracie Allen try to understand the meaning of pi....get a good laugh from George's face.
- The official Pi Day Website has sanctioned activities and events, including lots of hands-on experiments.