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Pi Day

Submitted by jane.wilkins on Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:41

What does Pi mean? Our math teacher, Mrs. Yazzie, gathered everyone on March 14 (3/14) to review and celebrate mathematics and National Pi Day. We watched a video called Pi Explained in 3:14 and a piece of pie was promised to everyone who could share something they learned about Pi!

  • Pi is a letter in the Greek alphabet
  • Pi is an irrational number, which means it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern
  • Pi = Circumference/Diameter
  • Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same
  • Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point
  • Pi is extremely useful when solving geometry problems involving circles
  • Archimedes was the first to record an algorithm calculating Pi
  • Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day in 1879
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