Published on March 14th, 2013 | by Stephanie0
How do you like your pi?
You may have heard a little rumour about March 14. A rumour that should have your taste buds tingling. Written as a date – the American way – 3.14 is also the first three significant figures of pi or rather $\pi$ – a mathematical constant.
This year Pi Day is going to go viral. MoPE Australia is hosting an event in Sydney that will be broadcast to schools across the Nation – more info can be found here. If you can’t make it or you’re outside the age bracket I’ve done an irrational amount of “Google-ing” and found a bakers dozen of $\pi$ activities. So get out your ruler, calculator, some pizza and a few delicious desserts. Create your own $\pi$ fun, round the family dining room table, or the share-house communal dumping ground table.
Simon Pampena put together these great activities
CSIRO have a few great activities:
Princeton University have a dedicated party and webpage:
And Exploratorium — The museum of science, art and human perception — also have a Pie Day extravaganza prepared:
And if the above recipies don’t tickle your fancy, or you crave a different flavour; search the $pi$-webs. You’re bound to stumble across something to sink your teeth in to![subscribe2]