TODAY IS NATIONAL PI DAY!! 3.14
Math lovers rejoice. Pi, 3.14, is the ratio used to compute the circumference of a circle. It's also pronounced pie — making it the appropriate day to eat pie.
Even the House of Representatives supported the designation of March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009.(Must have been a slow day at the capitol, or perhaps they were just longing for a piece of PIE) Actually the resolution "encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about pi and engage them about the study of mathematics."
What's more, Albert Einstein was born on this day.
Pi Day has been observed in many ways, including eating pie, throwing pies, and discussing the significance of the number π. Some schools hold competitions as to which student can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places.
Next year's Pi Day will be even more exciting. On that day, math geeks will get one, shining moment in which they can write the date as: 3/14/15; 9:26:53. Which, everyone knows, are the first ten digits of Pi in perfect order.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL!!
I think I will celebrate your birthday with PIE!
|THE JOY OF PIE|