What’s Pi Day? It’s the celebration of this special number, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is sometimes abbreviated as 3.14, hence the chosen date of March 14th as International Pi Day. (Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.) However, pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond the decimal point, and its numbers continue infinitely.
Mathematicians and scientists have been fascinated by pi for thousands of years. Pi Day is a celebration of the exploration of math and science that can include special events, such as the four-day Pi Festival at Princeton University. While there won’t be a pie-eating contest, Laurel Springs School is hosting a special Pi Day iClass! All LSS students are encouraged to attend. This virtual class will include math and science aspects about this famous number.
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 12 pm Pacific Time (3 pm Eastern Time)
Please check the LMS for the link to participate.