Friday, March 14, 2008

Save Your Fork, There's Pi!

Today is a high holy day for math enthusiasts, and with Washington state's new math standards nearly put to bed, we couldn't pass up this opportunity to celebrate. Plus, who doesn't love pi(e)?

March 14 has become the high holy day for math enthusiasts. Represented numerically, March 14 is 3.14 -- the same as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, represented by the Greek letter Pi. And no, we are not making this up. (Someone already beat us to the punch on that one.)

Are your math classes doing anything to commemorate today's big day?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a form of protest, Larry Norwood, former principal of Capital High School and AWSP's director of grounds and maintenance, actually brought in an apple pie today, which he baked in a RECTANGLE pan. Everyone knows that Pi is useless on a rectangle. Thanks, Larry for your creative protest of this holiday. It was delicious.