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Happy Pi Day

March 14th is the birthday of Albert Einstein, born in Ulm, Germany, 1879. It is also Pi Day! Pi is calculated as the circumference of a circle, divided by its diameter – which is always the same, irrational number! The first three digits of pi coincide with the U.S. mm-dd-yy date format of 3/14, giving… Continue reading Happy Pi Day

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Tau Day 2020

Happy Tau Day!! It’s time for another math holiday! June 28th is Tau Day. That’s because the number tau begins with 6.28, just like the date 6/28. Tau is an irrational number, meaning the decimal places continue forever! Here are the first several: Notice anything interesting about the number? This number is twice pi! Apparently,… Continue reading Tau Day 2020

Education · Math · NovElla

Pi Day 2020

  March 14th is Pi Day! Today is also the birthday of Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Pi is the irrational number π = 3.1415926535… The first three digits of pi coincide with the U.S. mm-dd-yy date format of 3/14 for Pi Day. Pi is calculated as the circumference of a circle, divided by its diameter.  … Continue reading Pi Day 2020

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How to Bake Pi

March 14th is Pi Day! It’s also the birthday of Albert Einstein. In honor of Pi Day, today’s post highlights a pertinent book about mathematics. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that mathematics is difficult,” writes mathematics professor Eugenia Cheng, with as much tongue-in-cheek as Austen’s original statement. In How to Bake Pi, Cheng explains… Continue reading How to Bake Pi