Friday, March 13, 2009

National Pi Day

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution (H.RES.224) sponsored by Rep. Bart Gordon (D, Tenn.), that officially designates March 14th (3/14) National Pi Day. The resolution is aimed at encouraging "schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics."

In celebration of this nerdy new holiday, tomorrow I plan to dust off my old copy of A History of Pi, and fascinate my friends and family with choice anecdotes about everyone's favorite transcendental number.

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