March 14, 2015

ABC Evening News

celebrates Pi day!
Pi Day Serenade

(See how long you can stand it.)
Pi Day Wrap
Pi Day Song (Lose Yourself in the Digits) - backstory

What pi sounds like
Reference: Republic of Math blogsite
Where is your birthday in Pi?
How many digits will it take until your birthday shows up in Pi? To find out go to

A National Pi Day? Congress makes it official.
It’s now an official designated day!
Washington politicians took time from bailouts and earmark-laden spending packages on Wednesday for what might seem like an unusual act: officially designating a National Pi Day.

If you missed  it the actual slamming of the gavel you can see it here. Click on the image on the left.

Buffon's Needle Experiment
One of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability, Buffon's Needle is an intriguing problem relating the theory of probability to the number pi. The problem involves randomly dropping a needle on a grid of parallel lines and determining the probability of the needle crossing one of the lines.



How long would it take you to recite Pi to 100 places in French?

A Poem by Poe related to Pi
Want to remember the first 42 decimal places of Pi? Memorize this poem....

Near a Raven
by Edgar Allen Poe

Midnights so dreary, tired and weary.
Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore.
During my rather long nap - the weirdest tap!
An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber's antedoor.
"This", I whispered quietly, "I ignore".

Slice of Pi, Anyone?

Did the Bible say Pi = 3? Check it out here.

Other Useful sites
 A great source of activities for Pi Day is:

Discovering the Value of Pi
The purpose of this lesson is for you to discover a very special attribute of circles.

Pi Day in Georgia

The Rediculously enhanced Pi Page

Pi day at Demarest HS

More Pi day celebrations

Pi Day by Mr. Herte
Suggested activities and links to other Pi Day ideas by Mr. Herte, a teacher in Glen Cove, New York.

Pi Day Jokes

Making a Pi Necklace
by Diana Funke

Pi Day Countdown