# 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

# 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

# Pumpkin Pancakes

What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin pi pancakes!! Since Halloween is over, were you wishing your pumpkin could turn into Cinderella’s magic coach? Don’t worry, you can now have higher aspirations for your pumpkin—pumpkin pancakes! So wave that magic spatula-wand and even the prince will… Continue reading Pumpkin Pancakes