Ah, Pi Day! If you are a homeschooler, or just a brainiac, you will have a special appreciation for this day. For those of you, who really don’t care to even know what Pi Day is, listen up! Even you might have an interest after reading this!
Pi, Greek letter (π), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535. In other words, simply, it is the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter.
I hope these visuals will give you a better idea of Pi.
You are probably asking yourself, “what does this have to do with me? I am done with school, my brain is full, and I really don’t care.” Well, this is where it gets really good: Enthusiasts all over the world have adopted Pi Day to be March 14th (3.14) the day to enjoy…. you guessed it… Pie!
There are many dinner type pies you could try: pot pie, pizza pie, impossible pie are a few ideas. For dessert, indulge yourself in math and enjoy apple, berry, chocolate, pumpkin, coconut, or any hundreds of pies you could bake up, or purchase. (Surely there must be something about calories not counting when you are doing something in the name of education, right?)
See how this works? Mom teaches the kids, the kids and mom get some math and home economics in (baking) and dad and the whole family gets to enjoy the fruits of their education together!
You might also enjoy reading, Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure) for further fun and education.
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