Gender Gap Closes in Math Competitions

In most math competitions, girls underperform relative to their male classmates. Brigham Young University economist Joe Price has shown that girls can perform as well as boys when the competition format is adjusted. With this new understanding, researchers can focus on helping girls perform better in competitive environments. Read more about the study here.

Celebrating Pi Day (3/14…get it?)

Did you know…

-the United States House of Representatives formally supported the designation of Pi Day in 2009.

-in 1988, the first formal Pi Day celebration was held in San Francisco. It was created by Larry Shaw, the “Prince of Pie.”

-the Massechusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) mails its acceptance letters for delivery on March 14th.

-Princeton, New Jersey celebrates both Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday with a pi recitation contest, pie eating contest, and an Einstein look-alike contest!

-raps about Pi exist! View one that was recognized on NPR here.

-For information of the SF Exploratorium celebration, click here.

-Need some ideas for your own Pi Day celebration? Here are eight steps to a perfect Pi Day.