Does today’s date, 3/14 mean anything to you? To mathematicians around the world it means celebrate. Because today is Pi Day.
Remember high school math? The relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference. That’s Pi. 3.14 for short.
Pi possesses many virtues. Pi is irrational. The series of numbers are random, non-repeating and can never be fully realized. Sounds like a bad politician.
If you are wondering what to do to celebrate this holiday designated by the 2009 US House of Representatives as National Pi Day, here are some suggestions:
- Organize a fundraising marathon on Pi Day to see who can sign up the most supporters/members. Or raise the most $$$. Use pi as a unit of measure. For example, $31.85pi = $100. Advertise your competition and results on your website.
- Turn your organization’s data and statistics into pie charts. Select information that your organization doesn’t usually chart. Your sources of income. Maybe two pies that can show the change from a few years ago to today. (Pie charts excel at showing proportional relationships at a point in time.)
- Convert your age into pi, using 3.14 as a unit of measure. For example, if you, like me are 46 years old your age in pi is only 14.642.
- Exercise using Pi as your time – Go on a Pi Mile run. Exercise for 19.108Pi minutes. (1 hour)
- Make a pie. Share a pie. Eat a pie
How will you celebrate a day devoted to Pi?
Can’t wait to celebrate Pi Day in 2015 with you— 3.14.15!