Friday, March 13, 2015

A very special (and short) edition of everyone's favorite game...

Tomorrow is March 14, 2015.

Do you know what this means?

Yuh, huh.  Math geeks everywhere rejoice.  And eat pie.

Because tomorrow, at 9:26:53 a.m. (and p.m., so don't worry if you miss it, you'll still have another chance), will be pi to the billionths place.  It's the pi day of the century.
Just in case you are not a math geek, and have no idea what I'm talking about, pi is the irrational number that describes the relationship between a circle's circumference and its diameter.  For the sake of convenience, when doing calculations using pi, we generally only use the number to the hundredths place, which is 3.14, but pi actually, being an irrational number, goes on and on and on and on forever, so you could take it to the millisecond--tomorrow only--if you wanted.

This concludes today's math lesson.

Little known fact about pi (because how could you know this?): my husband's college room mate AND my college room mate's husband, BOTH had pi for a phone number.  Crazy, right?  What are the odds?

My math geeks are gonna have pie that looks something like this: 

It'll be my first attempt at a lattice.  Uh oh!  Another math term!  Better get going before more of 'em pop up...

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