Happy Pi Day!

March 14 is Pi Day. It is the day that people around the world who write the date in the m/dd format celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) by doing pi related activities and…eating lots of pie. The digits in the date, March 14 or 3/14, are the first three digits of π (3.14), pi Day was founded by Physicist Larry Shaw in 1988.

For students at The Einstein School…it’s one of their favorite days.

There are many interesting facts about pi…

  • Here is what pi looks like to 10,000 digits
  • pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It’s not equal to the ratio of any two whole numbers, so an approximation — 22/7 — is used in many calculations…
  • pi has been known for about 4,000 years, but it started to be called by the Greek letter only in the 1700s.
  • There are no occurrences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of pi…
  • March 14th is also special for another reason…it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday! Happy Birthday!