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Monday, March 9, 2015

How to Celebrate Pi Day

How to Celebrate Pi Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas, it’s Pi Day! Prepare your protractors, people, because March 14 (3.14, get it?) is the most beloved holiday for math nerds around the world. In fact, this year Pi Day is extra special because year 2015 makes the date 3.14.15! This won’t happen again for another hundred years! In preparation for this magnificent day, I’ve compiled some ideas to celebrate as well as some fun facts about pi.

1.       Of course, the best way to celebrate Pi Day is to indulge in your favorite pie! Bonus points if you you are able to calculate the area of your pie using everyone’s favorite irrational number. Here is my personal favorite pie recipe:

2.       After enjoying your treat, take part in some pi-themed exercise! Walk, jog, or bike 3.14 miles on your favorite route (my favorite place to run is Rancho San Antonio in Los Altos. It’s close, it’s free, and it’s beautiful!).

3.       Wear a pi themed shirt! Not only will you be festive for the holidays, but it is a sure-fire way to make awesome friends who will inevitably compliment you on your attire. Seriously, sporting a nerdy shirt is the best way to meet new people. Whenever I wear my Deathly Hallows (from Harry Potter) sweatshirt, at least four people at school mention it. 
An especially nice option: National Pi Day T-Shirt

The world record for reciting the digits of pi is held by Akira Haraguchi, who correctly recited 100,000 (!) digits of pi in 2006.

Post by Allie C, Homework Assistant

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