After a winter with no snow (no snow that’s stuck, anyway, there’ve been flakes in the air a few times), it’s a pi day miracle: a snow day!
Last night, when the call was made, we were predicted to get 6-12″, but with more sleet than snow, we’re on the low end of that range or a bit less. Here’s a joke I’m stealing from my friend Matt:
In honor of pi day, and with the extra free time of a snow day, I baked a quiche pi!
I tried to arrange the broccoli in the shape of the symbol π (pi), which you can see if you look closely 🙂 I’ve outlined it below.
And, of course, I had to break out my pi cutter to slice it with!
If you’re more ambitious than I am with your pi day baking needs, you could try a “celebrity chef” pie, or Vi Hart’s Venn Pi-agram (she has both a dessert pie and a pizza pie version):
In Pi Day news, there have now been over 22 trillion digits of pi calculated! Hooray!
Whether or not you, too, are snowed in, have a wonderful pi day, and check out some of the following links!
- What does pi have to do with the physics of gravity?
- From NASA, “Rocket Science You Can Do With Pi”
- Generating pi by rolling dice
- Pi Day political protest
- MAA stats on mathematical careers
- Calculate pi with Python
- The role of pi in the fight against gerrymandering
- In honor of women’s history month, celebrating women in mathematics
Even though there are skeptics out there,
I agree with Cookie Monster:
Me love pi (and pie)!