March 14, 2015 


ABC Evening News
celebrates Pi day!


Pi Day Serenade (See how long you can stand it.) http://pi.ytmnd.com/ 
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 http://www.facade.com/legacy/amiinpi/ 

A National Pi Day? Congress makes it official.
It’s now an official designated day! Washington politicians took time from bailouts and earmarkladen 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. Blog: http://climeconnections.blogspot.com/2013/03/apidaymystery.html Simulation: http://www.metablake.com/pi.swf 
How long would it take you to recite Pi to 100 places in French? http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/pi/yapPing.html 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 bynow 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? http://www.johnshepler.com/articles/piday.html Did the Bible say Pi = 3? Check it out here. Other Useful sites A great source of activities for Pi Day is: http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html Discovering the Value of Pi The purpose of this lesson is for you to discover a very special attribute of circles. http://www.arcytech.org/java/pi/ Pi Day in Georgia http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/academics/MS/PiDay/Index.htm The Rediculously enhanced Pi Page http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/pi98/ Pi day at Demarest HS http://www.nvnet.org/nvhs/dept/math/pi/geometry.html More Pi day celebrations http://www.kathimitchell.com/pi.html Pi Day by Mr. Herte Suggested activities and links to other Pi Day ideas by Mr. Herte, a teacher in Glen Cove, New York. http://www.mathwithmrherte.com/pi_day.htm Pi Day Jokes Link 

Making a Pi Necklace by Diana Funke http://mathforum.org/teachers/middle/activities/pi_day.html 