Pi Day – Celebrate Mathematics March 14th

Written by Michael Sutherland, Web Services Librarian
sutherlandmj@unk.edu

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world (believe it or not). In fact, it is the 26th anniversary of the first Pi Day that began at the San Francisco Exploratorium.  Pi, Greek letter “π”, is the symbol used in Mathematics to represent a constant, approximately 3.14159. This means that for all circles of any size, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter will be the same. There are many interesting facts about “π” for those that want to learn more:

Or, you could just join the UNK Math Club outside Founders Hall for some pie flinging fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and see how far you can sling a moon pie or favorite dessert.   Plus, the Math Club is giving prizes for the farthest sling.  What a treat!

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