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Happy Pi Day

Numeracy and math colleagues,

Today, March 14th, is Pi Day, which as you may know is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi) because 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form.

Perhaps your students might be interested to know that the European record for reciting pi from memory is held by Daniel Tammet, a high-functioning autistic savant. He recited it to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

How are you, and your students, celebrating Pi Day?

David J. Rosen

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Useful Pi day activities neeed

In my STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) work, we have a "Pi Day" coming up. We are working with kids aged 10-18 specifically on that day, but I will be working with my adult learners all that week as well. In looking through the Internet, I am finding all sorts of Pi day activities that center on the fact that Pi does not repeat and most resources simply concentrate on trying to memorize as many digits as possible.

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