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National Pi Day (March 14)

Join us in celebration of National Pi Day to honor the mathematical constant known as Pi, observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of Pi.  Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, the US House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day in 2009.  March 14 also happens to be the birthday of Albert Einstein (pi-incidence?).

Since everyone needs to enjoy a fun mathematical holiday, here are some ideas on how to celebrate:

  • Eat pie
  • Throw pie
  • Host a pie baking contest
  • And then a pie eating contest
  • Eat foods that start with “pi” including pizza (that is so ETS)
  • Read books about pie
  • Sponsor an Albert Einstein look-alike contest
  • Be sure to send someone infinite wishes with a Pi greeting card
  • Embrace your geekiness, support math and science

Pi is the ratio of any circle’s diameter with an approximate value equal to 3.14159265.  It is an irrational number which means it can’t be expressed as a ration of whole numbers (its decimal representation never ends or repeats).  The first calculation of Pi is attributed to Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 BC).

Pi is essential to engineering and attributed to making modern construction possible.

Celebrate math and science!