Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Wed 3-14 A Pi-Fect Day!

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Don't forget to celebrate Pi Day on 3-14-07 at 1:59 PM!! Considering how many out there are searching for information about Pi, this has become a huge event. Although we may not be quite ready for an official national holiday, many now refer to 3-14 as National Pi Day!

Here are three of the best Pi-Links I have found. You may want to visit them to learn more about one of mathematics most fascinating numbers - more than you may ever have wanted to know! The Wikipedia Pi article is also wonderful.

Exploratorium

A History of Pi

The Pi-Search Page

Enjoy the day but don't forget that in many other countries, Pi Day is celebrated on July 22nd in honor of the approximation 22/7! Personally, I've always been 'partial' to 355/113.

1 comment:

Eric Jablow said...

Do you dare teach your students any of the π mnemonics? I'm partial to:

How I love a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.