Education · Math · NovElla

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

Education · Math · NovElla

Fibonacci Day 2020

Happy Fibonacci Day! In the Fibonacci Sequence, each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The Fibonacci Sequence: The 11/23 date format of today’s date, November 23rd, matches with the beginning of the Fibonacci sequence. Do you like numbers as much as I do? Donald in Mathmagic Land is a… Continue reading Fibonacci Day 2020

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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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Fibonacci Day 2019

Happy Fibonacci Day! Every year on November 23rd, the 11/23 date format is from the beginning of the Fibonacci sequence. Each number in the sequence is the sum of the two preceding numbers. Check out math professor Arthur Benjamin’s short but inspiring TED talk to learn more: The Fibonacci Sequence is named after Italian mathematician… Continue reading Fibonacci Day 2019