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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

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Fibonacci Day 2018

Happy Fibonacci Day! “If, by chance, something less or more proper or necessary I omitted, your indulgence for me is entreated, as there is no one who is without fault, and in all things is altogether circumspect.” ― Leonardo Fibonacci, from Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci   The Fibonacci Sequence You can find more information about the… Continue reading Fibonacci Day 2018

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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