Did you know today is Pi Day? I plan to celebrate by eating a piece of pie, but others around the country are doing it a little differently.
Congress designated March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009. The resolution the House passed “encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.”
For those of you who have forgotten, Pi is the ration of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14 plus an infinite amount of numbers beyond that decimal point. It’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday.
Looks like one Wake County public school has the right idea combining math + cookies to celebrate Pi Day:
— Mrs. Samara (@MrsSamaraMath) March 14, 2014
USA Today reports that in Massachusetts, Raytheon Company employees will deliver apple pies to middle and high school math teachers within 3.14 miles of company offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia.
If you’re keen on celebrating Pi Day like me, with a slice of pie, then check out this story on the examiner.com, where you’ll find a list of local restaurants offering delicious pies.
And if you’re actually in a baking mood, here are six of your favorite authors’ favorite pie recipes. Willa Cather’s Gooseberry Pie is calling my name.