Happy Pi Day II

[Feature photo above by pauladamsmith.]

Now there is an ancient Greek letter,
And I think no other is better.
It isn’t too tall,
It might look very small,
But its digits, they go on forever.

— Scott
Mrs. Mitchell’s Virtual School

Time to Celebrate

Are your students doing anything special for \pi Day? After two months with no significant break, we are going stir crazy. We need a day off — and what better way could we spend it than to play math all afternoon?

If you need ideas, here are some great \pi pages:

Since \pi is eternal, last year’s links are not obsolete. So don’t miss the infamous hot-dog toss, how to find your birthday in the digits of \pi , and more:

graphic by John Reid (cc by-sa 3.0)
graphic by John Reid (cc by-sa 3.0)

History of Pi

Would You Call It Pi-etry?

Who knew mathematicians could be so literary?

Pi in Your Face

Mathematical Pi Song

And here is Chickenfoot’s favorite YouTube song about \pi :

[If the embedded version doesn’t work, click here.]

Personally, I prefer Professor Lesser’s lyrics:

And Finally…

For those who hate to join a bandwagon, here is the curmudgeon’s view:

And check out the alternative holiday for pi’s rival:

[Hat tip: I found several of these links through Mathmom’s post and the comments that followed.]

10 thoughts on “Happy Pi Day II

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  3. The celebration of Pi Day is fantastic! I cannot wait until next year to celebrate Pi Day in my school media center. Check it out and have fun learning how pi is a part of our every day lives!

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