March 15, 2012

Pi Day

March 14th - a well-known day for scholars and mathematicians, not only because it is the birthday of Albert Einstein, but also because it is “pi day”.  
That day is dubbed “pi day” because pi’s first 3 digits are 3.14 and March 14th is 3/14, the fourteenth day of the third month.  On pi day, the Maryland Science Center will be celebrating by doing all things related to pi, such as pie eating and reciting the number as far as possible.  Pi is the circumference found when a circle’s diameter is 1.
This year, leap students and some 8th grade math classes celebrated pi day with pie and condiments such as whip cream.

One neat trick with pi is that if you write the first 3 numbers of pi and flip it, it says pie!

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