Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Time to Plan a Birthday Party

March 14 is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year.
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Not only is it Albert’s Birthday by a curious coincidence it is π day
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Albert Einstein: was born on March 14, 1879, in this house in Ulm in southern Germany.

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We Need A Song……………..

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Some Food:

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Foods to consider: Eat 'pi' foods. Many creative ways exist to do this. First, there's the punny approach, like eating pineapple, pizza, or pine nuts and drinking pina coladas or pineapple juice. Second, there's the shape approach, like making cookies or pancakes shaped like pi or making a pie with a pi cut out of the center of the crust. Of course, whatever you do, Pi Day is simply incomplete without eating pie, even if you don't feel artistic enough to carve the pi symbol out on the top.

Pi, Greek letter ( ), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi = 3.1415926535... Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pi Day and Pi Approximation Day are two unofficial holidays held to celebrate the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in American date format), due to π being equal to roughly 3.14. Sometimes it is celebrated on March 14 at 1:59 p.m. (commonly known as Pi Minute). If π is truncated to seven decimal places, it becomes 3.1415926, making March 14 at 1:59:26 p.m., Pi Second. Pi Approximation Day may be observed on any of several dates, most often July 22 (22/7 (European date format) is a popular approximation of π). March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday. The fascination with Pi is as old as the Bible, where references to the ratio between a circle and its diameter appear in connection with Solomon's Temple. Attempts to determine Pi's numerical value threads through the history of ancient cultures like the quest for a grail. The Illustrated History of Pi at PiDayInternational.org gives a full account of pi history, from the early days, to the computer calculation of literally billions of digits, and into the future. The mystery of Pi is more than skin deep. Pi is an "irrational" number, infinite in length, with no discernable pattern of repeating digits. Each year, MathematiciansPictures.com issues a special Pi Day poster and tshirt collector's series, featuring a famous mathematician and their contribution to the history of Pi.
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7 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Well, this is indeed a clever post and most interesting too. What would our world be like without Albert having passed through?

Lilli & Nevada said...

Neat post you got today

imac said...

A fasinating Post.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a fun fantastic post 'D'
I only like my Pi's with a thick crust and meat and potatoe inside.
I was terrible at maths in school.. in fact I left school not being able to read or write. I would not go to school when I reached 13.. I now love learning, it is one of the many reasons why I blog.

How are you feeling now? Over the worst of the flu I hope.

Tene Murray said...

...and then there are some of us that have shared a pumpkin pi :)

DeeMom said...

Yup Tene, thought about that when I wrote this....

You all this is a friend of mine, and one Halloween I carved her a Pumpkin with the Pi sign, took it to her works place and she displayed it....

Many customers did not get it

Pi carved in a pumpkin EQUALS Pumpkin Pi ;)

ellen b. said...

ha! I didn't realize I shared a birthday with Albert. ellen b's birthday is March 14th too :)