Happy Pi Approximation Day! Pi is a famous irrational number! π = 3.1415926535… The real Pi Day is on March 14th, so what’s with today? Since Pi is an irrational number, that means it goes on forever, and ever… Such a long number is a little unwieldy to use in calculations. Now we have a… Continue reading Pi Approximation Day 2021
Happy Tau Day!! Tau is a special irrational number, with decimal places that continue forever! Here is the beginning: June 28th is Tau Day. That’s because the number tau begins with 6.28, just like the date 6/28. Have a happy Tau 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
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
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