Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrate Pi Day

Each year, Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 by math enthusiasts around the world. You are invited to celebrate Pi Day with our Irrational WebQuest. I like Pi Day, because it makes math fun in a meaningful way. The notion of a "math holiday" is actually quite exciting, not just for math enthusiasts, but for the general student population. There are plenty of real-world connections with Pi Day, too, making pi much more than just a math constant. Apart from Einstein's birthday, students can learn about the history and meaning of pi, and how computers are used to calculate many of its digits. Come and celebrate with us!