Friday, March 14, 2008

3.14 its Pi Day in 2008

It's Pi Day and is celebrated at 1:59 PM today. Pi (π) Day was founded at MIT and is a celebration of the mathematical term Pi. It is approximately equal to 3.14159 and is used to calculate the area and circumference of a circle. The formulas are Area = Pi x radius squared
(A=πrsquared) and the circumference = 2 x Pi x radius or Pi x diameter (C=2πr = πd).

I bought my grandchildren a Boston Cream Pie last year and this year my oldest grandson asked for a Cherry Pie to celebrate the day. I will probably stop and see them on the way home.

Its just a fun way to celebrate the day. It is a geeky thing but being an engineer I guess I'm a little geeky. My daughter said last year that no one not in school knows what Pi is and I told her I use the term weekly.

I did buy a cherry pie to share with the grand kids. The youngest wanted a bite immediately.


So the formulae Pi R Squared is wrong, as you can plainly see Pie R round. LOL

3 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Last night we had friends around for a Meat and Potatoe Pie supper. I wish then I had known about this as Fez my mate is an Engineer and as worked at his dads place since school. http://www.nelsonunit.co.uk/
He started at the very bottom sweeping up and making tea. This lad as been working 7 days a week building up his home and money and he is hoping to move to Australia with his young family. I wish them well.
He would have liked the humour of the Pie/Pye supper.

Tom

fishing guy said...

Tom: It's really funny that you would have a meat pie last night on PI(π) day. I have to ask, was it squared or round?
I wish Fez the best in his life endeavors. May all his work pay off for him.

rebecca said...

Pi Day is a huge thing at my school. Kids make t-shirts, do special projects, dress silly... whatever. I think it's pretty cool!