Please, Be Irrational! Pi Day is Tomorrow!

pi-dayTomorrow is Pi Day, a slightly silly recognition of the special number that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But it’s not just any Pi Day, it is the Pi Day of the century! Because pi is 3.1415926……..etc., Pi Day is held on March 14 every year (get it? 3-14?), but Pi Day this year is special because it is 2015, so now we can have 3-14-15, which won’t happen again for a hundred years!

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For extra bonus, give a cheer at 9:26 am (and 53 seconds!) to squeeze in a few more place values of joy. But you’ll have to make a cut-off somewhere because pi just keeps going, and going, and going without repeating patterns.

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It has been calculated out to a trillion digits (thanks, computers!) but most of the time, there’s no reason you’d need more than a couple dozen at the very most. Happily, for everyday estimations 3.14 will get you there, or 3.14159 if you want be more accurate.

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Want to remember pi more easily? Use the delightfully geeky trigonometric chant:

Cosine, secant, tangent, sine!
Three point one four one five nine!

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Find yourself in pi’s digits: Use the birthday (or other date) finder from www.mypiday.com to see where your date shows up in the endless string – it’s pretty, too!

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Want some gear to along with that pi? We’ve got your covered!

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Join us for a Pi Day celebration at HMNS Sugar Land the morning of 3/14/15, or check out more fun with pi from www.piday.org

Happy Pi Day, Everyone!

As easy as Pi: Celebrate math’s tastiest number & Einstein’s birthday the right way

Friday’s the one and only Pi Day/Einstein’s Birthday. But how should you celebrate? Of course you’ll be attending our Mixers & Elixirs party, but what are you going to do for the rest of the day?

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Here are some suggestions fit for (almost) everyone:

THE CUDDLE BUG

Who better to cuddle with on March 14 than the birthday boy himself?

THE SEAFARING MATHEMATICIAN

Wear your π-rate tee of course! No one solves equations out at sea like you. So make sure everyone knows with this shirt.

THE KNOW-IT-ALL

Why not memorize as many digits of Pi as you can? No one knows more than you, and here’s a great chance to remind them.

THE PERPETUALLY LATE

You’ve always got an excuse for being late – traffic, slept through your alarm, etc. – but today’s the perfect day to use relativity. You’re not late, you were actually moving so fast that time slowed down relative to everyone else [insert winky face here].

THE ANNOYING MORNING PERSON

Everyone hates your cheery disposition in the morning already. So why not take it a step further with some sage advice from Einstein?

THE MARIE ANTOINETTE TYPE

Who cares if it’s Pi Day? Cake’s your preferred dessert … AND it’s Einstein’s birthday. LET THEM EAT CAKE!