Pi Day

3.14159

March 14th


2012

The purpose of Pi π Day is to celebrate math curriculum, prove that math is fun, and to promote math awareness!   π represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter (its width) and its circumference (the distance around the circle).

We will celebrate Pi Day 2012 on Monday, March 14th. We will be doing some hands-on activities, if you are interested in helping during your child’s period please e-mail Mr. B.


Need help to memorize digits of pi?
http://pba.if.ua/download.php?id=100

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3xxaFlPwys


10,000 Digits of Pi

or

50 million digits



 


Pi approximation day is also celebrated, though less widely.

In the international date format this is July 22 (22/7);

the 355th day of the year at 1:13 (based on the approximation of 355/113) or

November 9/10, the 314th day of the calendar

Pi in words?
Have you ever heard someone at the deli ask “Can I have a large container of potato salad?” If so then you have encountered the dialect known as Pilish, where the number of letters in each word reveals the initial digits of the number pi (3.14159265...).

Mathematician and writer Mike Keith has taken this idea to dizzying heights in his new book “Not A Wake”, a fascinating collection of poems, short stories, and other surprises that faithfully follows the first 10,000 digits of pi.