Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pi Day

It's officially 3/14 or Pi day! As most of you know Pi is an infinite decimal and is pretty amazing. Casey is completely fascinated by Pi and after listening to this (you must go there and check it out, but I'll warn you, the tune will stay in your head all day... wait for the ad, then it will start), she can recite the decimal to 23 places. She's working on it and hopes to be up to 50 soon. There are middle school and high school students learning in the 100's or even 1000's. Talk about math enthusiasts.

Every year on Pi day, there are contests held to see just how many numbers people can recite. There is a man who can recite Pi to 100,000 decimal places. You can read about that here. Can you even imagine?

See Pi to 1,000,000 decimal places.

So to celebrate this fascinating, amazing number, I'm dedicating an entire post to Pi and encouraging all of you to eat some pie on Pi day!

Does cheesecake count? (According to wikipedia it does!!) :)


Aspiemom said...

Wow, Casey must be great in math! Too bad she can't tutor my son in Geometry via webcam! (Does she want to?) But she's so pretty he would probably have a hard time concentrating!

Thanks for letting us know it's Pi day! Good job to Casey for memorizing so much of it!

Laryssa said...

I'm so bad with numbers. I had to do a double-take on your post because (silly me) I read "pee" instead of Pie. Hahaha

Have fun at the Cheesecake Factory!! :)

Carrie said...

Wow that is amazing...never been to good with math and numbers...unfortunately I must have passed this to my kids because they are not good at math either!!

LJ said...

Casey is sooo smart! Good for her:) You enjoy your cheescake on pie day :)

Somer Love said...

I'm not a fan of math but if you add 3 days to pi day you get my second favorite holiday :)

Belle's Blog said...

Very cool!

purejoy said...

thanks for the tip on pi day (i wish i had know ahead of time!)
here there is a private/homeschooly school called paidaia
(pi day ah)
wish i could have given them a shout out about that. hope i remember next year!!

Alicia said...

That is crazy amazing!