San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
March 14 (3.14) is National Pi Day.
Why Pi? What is National Pi Day?
Beloved worldwide, pi is simply the irrational number p = 3.14… It is used to
calculate the circumference of a circle – any circle – among a multitude of other applications in math, physics, and engineering.
In 2009, the United States House of Representatives declared March 14 (3.14) to be
National Pi Day. They passed resolution HR 224 to celebrate the importance of math,
science, and education in our lives.
No longer reserved only for the geek culture, pi is fun, approachable, and entertaining. Learning the first 10 digits is, well, as easy as pi (3.141592653).
As an example, the letter count of each word below corresponds numerically to the first 10 digits in pi.
Wow I made a short memorable pi string, could you?
3 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3
The team at piZone.org works to remind us that math and science are present in all of our everyday lives. All technology, from the wheel to the Smart Phone to GPS, utilizes physical laws that are described in terms of mathematics.
Through videos, online games, activities, demos, and events, piZone engages students, educators, and the public in the fun and importance of action learning as a means to inspire the next generation of scientists, researchers, doctors, educators, and techies who will spur new life-impacting innovation.
Beyond being just a number, pi can also be an expression of art, dance, music, and writing. When learning is informat
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