Written by Michael Sutherland, Web Services Librarian
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:
- A whole web site devoted to Pi Day – www.piday.org.
- Wolfram MathWorld – self proclaimed as the Web’s most extensive math resource.
- Impress your math friends by how many places of “π” you can memorize at 100,000 Digits of Pi
- Visit Exploratorium’s Pi Day site for activities & links
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!