Wednesday, March 11

Pi Day Math Fun!

Pi Day - Albert Einstein's birthday - is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.  It's become something of a cult-nerd holiday enjoyed by math fanatics and geometry teachers everywhere!  

Pi 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.
Learning about Pi - All Ages
Learning About Pi - Older Kids

3 comments:

  1. good resources for PI day. I may tell some of those jokes to my lad. :)

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  2. We have never celebrated Pi day before but the scavenger hunt looks fun! And I entered the giveaway.

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  3. I'm kind of bummed that Pi day falls on a weekend this year; we've had lots of fun with it in the past.

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