- $\pi$ day is 3/14
- Due date for this assignment: Monday, March 20
The number $\pi$ is one of the most famous numbers and appears all over mathematics. Since $\pi$ is approximately 3.14159, on March 14 at 1:59pm (3/14, 1:59) we observe $\pi$ day. Whenever we can, we celebrate by eating pie and doing some $\pi$ day activities. It’s not a national holiday, but it should be!
For this assignment, in honor of $\pi$ day you will learn something new (something you don’t already know) about the number $\pi$. Then you will write a short summary of what you have learned, and type your summary in the comments on this post. Make sure to include the source you used. You may include images in your comment if you like.
If you are available today (3/14) at 1:59pm, join this free virtual event as CityTech math professor Sandie Han guides us through a $\pi$ day activity. Sign up here. Include “live event” in your comment.
The YouTube channel Numberphile has tons of interesting videos about different elements of mathematics. Since $\pi$ is so important and so prevalent, they have a whole playlist devoted to $\pi$. Choose one of the videos to watch and summarize. Try to choose a video that one of your classmates hasn’t already chosen. Include the title of the video in your comment.
If you find another video or article that teaches you something new about $\pi$, you are welcome to summarize that one. Include a link to it in your comment.