March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

Today is the day on which we recognize the number "pi", the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The constant, sometimes written pi, is approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "π" since the mid-18th century.

At our house, we usually celebrate by having chicken pot pie for dinner!  (Get it?  Pie?  Pie!  Pi!?  ...*crickets*...*cough*...)

You can watch the annual pi drop at 1:59 p.m. (since 159 are the next three numbers in pi, after 3.14) at the following website:

Coincidentally, today also is Albert Einstein's birthday.  A happy homeschool day all around!  Enjoy!

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