National Pi Day
Pi. Pi is a concept that can be confusing but is crucial to many aspects of our lives. It continues forever and ever …. It is truly the number that never ends.
Every year brings with it a day that shares numerical value with Pi. On that day, there is a celebration to celebrate Pi. Not only Pi, but also pie! The two words sound alike, so the math concept and delicious dessert are combined in delicious unity.
Pi is the circumference of a pie, which is round. This number, while functionally infinite, also happens be a constant in all circles ever. It makes perfect sense that both pies and Pi would be celebrated on this day.
National Pi Day, whether written 3.14 or 3-14, celebrates the rich history of this amazing number and the long journey that science has taken (and continues to take) to find the end to a number that is infinitely long.
National Pi Day’s history is inextricably linked to the original number. Pi is as old as the wheel, and many methods have been used in different cultures to find this mysterious number in mathematics.
It was hard to reach the entire number. Ancient mathematical cultures could barely find the seventh decimal and Indian mathematicians, some of the most skilled of their time, couldn’t even decipher it to five.
Pi is one of the most intriguing numbers ever discovered. For thousands of years, the search for its ultimate ending has been ongoing. It may seem like a fool’s game, considering that the number seems to go on forever in mathematical loops beyond. However, nothing has been able to challenge this. This is especially remarkable when you consider the following: Modern techniques have been used for pi calculation out to millions of numbers, but the pattern has never been proven to be reliable repeating itself.
Good news! The celebration of National Pi Day began a little earlier than expected. The Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception, San Francisco, was the one who initiated the first National Pi Day celebration in 1988.
In 2009, the US Congress recognized the occasion. It is now celebrated by students, mathematicians, teachers, and pie lovers all over the globe.
How do we celebrate Pi day? You eat a lot of pie! Remember that pie is a circle; Pi describes circles. This connection allows us to see that all things in the universe can be described using a pi(e).
National Pi Day is celebrated with all kinds of pie, from fruit pies to chocolate pies to meat pies.
There are many other ways to celebrate the most extraordinary and transcendental day (as Pi, a transcendental number), such as:
National Pi Day is a great opportunity for avid bakers to showcase their pastry-making skills. A lovely treat is to make a few pies ahead of time and bring them to work. You can invite your friends, family, and co-workers to host a Bake Off, where the pies will be judged according to their taste.
Store-bought pies are also a good option if no one wants to bake. To make it more balanced, invite others to join you in the kitchen.
Even non-mathematicians can remember the Pi sequence, even if they don’t enjoy mathematicians. It’s unlikely that anyone will ever have the time or patience to memorize all 3.14 trillion numbers. To help math enthusiasts who are just starting out, there is a catchy song and a video that will help them remember the first 100 digits.
The Exploratorium was the first to celebrate National Pi Day. However, other science and engineering museums have jumped on board and are now hosting activities and events for children of all ages.
A party honoring all things Pi(e), whether you’re throwing cream pies at one another or wearing raincoats, is the perfect way to celebrate the Day!
Impress! These funny math jokes will make National Pi Day more fun for your family and friends
March 14th is National Pi Day. It also marks the birthday of Albert Einstein, a very important scientist. Don’t forget to make a happy birthday song for Albert Einstein while you enjoy a slice of pie or exploring other ways to celebrate this day.
For those who are more mathematically inclined, it might be a great idea to research this number and uncover all its amazing secrets. You’ll be able to appreciate why Pi Day exists. It celebrates a simple, yet infinite, combination of numbers.