Skip to comments.Mathematicians And Diners Prepare For Ultimate Pi Day
Posted on 03/13/2015 4:19:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) Mathematicians will celebrate Saturdays date, and those who struggled with high school math may shudder, as the world recognizes Pi Day March 14 (3-14).
The date represents the irrational number 3.14 which expresses the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter, and for the only time this century, can be extended to include ten digits at 3/14/15 9:26:53 (which in actuality could be extended to an infinite number for those who recall their math classes).
But while it may seem irrational to celebrate the day by those who are numerically inclined, Congress did recognize March 14 as Pi Day in 2009. It is also a day when science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is celebrated.
For those wondering if Pi would be used after math classes, Pi is used to deliver television and Internet signals, according to a blog by Comcast. The signals that carry video and data to homes over millions of miles of fiber optics and coaxial cable travel along periodic waves which are mathematically calculated by using Pi.
In todays fast-paced world, STEM education continues to be one the most important initiatives. Media and technology companies need to support and foster a strong pipeline of technologists to keep up with the growing demand for innovation, said Atish Banerjea, EVP and Chief Information Officer, NBCUniversal wrote in a blog post. Our vast portfolio of brands allows us a unique opportunity to amplify the discussion from a range of perspectives that fit authentically with each audience and their interests. Pi Day is a fun way to spread the word about STEM. Technology isnt just for geeks anymore.
Comcast is extending the celebration to its family of companies through programming and events.
Locally Grand Traverse Pie Co. is offering a free slice of ABC pie with any purchase along with a contest to recite Pi; Blaze Pizza in Novi and Royal Oak is offering $3.14 pies; TechShop is offering admission to its learning center from 2-3 p.m. Saturday for any size or flavor pie and Sister Pie will be at Shed 5 at Eastern Market selling their pies, offering pie stamps and pie fives.
Hudson Mills MetroPark will also host Michigans Original Pi Run Saturday which is 3.14 miles and concludes with pie from Achatz Handmade Pie Co. The event is sold out.
Praise be. This will save us.
a la mode day is anytime you want!
We are having chocolate pudding pie.
Time is perspective.
Math is perspective.
Funny thing is, today they’re celebrating 313 day in Detroit.
Doesn’t it happen twice today?
Pizza pi for me tomorrow.
I’ll round up next year just to party for it one more time.
I frequently use pi in design calculations.
Most people seem to know pi is 3.14... but have no idea that it solves an actual equation or how it’s derived.
Interesting. Why is this a celebration? Not really understanding from the article below:
Tomorrow actually. But good point!
Dang, getting ahead of myself.
Pi is an irrational number, so I guess its to be expected that various individuals would assume that 3.141592653 represents March 14, but only in America, where we put the numerical month ahead of the numerical day, very irrationally since it makes more sense to begin with the day, then the month, then the year in ascending order. This is like the millennium year error all over again.
Pi day - as celebrated everywhere else on the rest of the planet - is obviously correctly determined as 31 April, 2015 at 9:26:53 AM.
Whats that you say? April has only 30 days? There is no April 31?
Well, then what could be more irrational than that? Heres to Pi Day, April 31, 2015 at 9:26:53AM!
Kind of a Detroit pride thing and local holiday.
The 313 is the area code which is one of the original 8 assigned in the National Plan Area in 1948.
Sorry 1 of the original 86 area codes.
The Pi Song
Pi Song - 1 Hour Version
Elderberries make the best pies. :’)
Well, this has come full cir- uh, forget it.
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