It’s that time of the year again … time to think about celebrating Pi Day!
March 14 – (3/14) – has become an unofficial holiday dedicated to the rather unique irrational number that can be calculated to over a trillion digits beyond its decimal point.
A lot can be said about Pi Day, but did you know this year’s Pi Day is especially exclusive?
On 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 a.m., the calendar date and time will match up numerically with the first 10 digits of Pi: 3.141592653.
Hungry for more? Check out these resources and think about incorporating some STEM-themed activities for children in your classroom or at home.
- Head to your local or school library and check out a book about Pi! These three titles are a good place to start.
- Try making a pi-themed pie or have a pi memorization contest.
- Make a pi necklace or have students prove pi.
- Check out more ideas about celebrating Pi Day!
Dorothy Amatucci is a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education.