NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has crafted a stellar math challenge to show students of all ages how NASA scientists and engineers use the mathematical constant pi.
314,159 kilometers on 3-14!
The New York Times ponders last century’s epic Pi Day in 1915. Read about this century’s festivities.
Students from The Green School in East Williamsburg Brooklyn combine mathematics and art to VISUALIZE Pi as a mural in their community! Watch the video about the Visualize Pi project on Kickstarter.
NPR discusses Pi Day and a tasty Mango Key Lime Pie, since we have an “equation for a party: March 14 = 3/14 = 3.14 = Pi Day”. Photo credit: Benny Mazur
“So it’s fair to ask: Why do mathematicians care so much about pi?” Read the excellent article by Steven Strogatz about infinity and more. Also in The New Yorker: Pi memorization and Pi in Cryptography.
“A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, especially when it’s about something as beautiful as the infinite decimal places of pi.” from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
The site time.is has created a special pi second of the century clock. Check it out as it highlights the digits in time as they match the digits of pi in your part of the world. If you want to see what time it is every day in terms of pi, this is the wall […]
I absolutely love this fugue based on the first handful of digits of pi by Greg Ristow.