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.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

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