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Featured Article: Pi Day

March 12, 2019 0 comments

This week brings us more daylight in the late afternoon, the promise of warmer temperatures, and an extra special day called Pi Day!

You might wonder why Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th. Well, the answer lies with the number. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter of the circle. What??? All you do it measure around the circle, then divide that by how wide the circle is. So if you have a circle that is 5 inches around, and the measure from side to side is about 1.6 inches, then 5 divided by 1.6 gives us the number Pi, which in this case, is 3.125 (pretty close to 3.14!).

It's actually pretty simple, but what's awesome is that Pi is a constant number, the same for all circles, no matter how big or small. Go ahead, try it yourself!

Here are some activities that can help you celebrate Pi Day:

Enjoy Pi Day!

 


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