In the American method of day numbering, today is 3-14: March 14. Or, the first three digits of the mathematical value "Pi".
Today we celebrate Pi Day, in honor of the number representing the radio of the circumference of a circle to its radius. Pi is an infinite number - it goes on indefinitely, but, not only that, it is a non repeating decimal. No pattern to Pi has ever been found. This website shows Pi computed to 100,000. digits.
To several decimal points: 3.14159265358979323846....
Some pizza chains have specials on Pi Day to celebrate pizza pie.
Other institutions serve pie. Why not? It's a circle!
Pi day even has a website devoted to it.
Here is the history of Pi.
Today, to celebrate Pi Day, two pie recipe posts from my blog. Enjoy!
Torta Pasqualina (grass pie).
Do you plan to celebrate Pi Day? Do you have a favorite pie you are baking today? Or, will you be working with children to teach them about mathematics?