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Classy Google Doodle For March 13, 2018 ‘Pi Day’ — Also 30th Anniversary Of This Day.

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I am glad that Google did a Doodle to commemorate this special day.

I see that we had a blizzard on Pi Day 2017. We have the continuation of Winter Storm “Skylar” this year.

Who would have thought. So much snow on Pi Day — like frosting for the Pi.

Enjoy.


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1592 Was THE Ultimate Pi Day BUT No One Would Have Known That — 3/14/1592.

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The first 10 decimal digits are
3.141592653 …

Two reasons why nobody in 1592 would have realized this.

  1. The 3/14 notation for month/date is primarily American and would NOT have been widely used in Europe in the 16th Century.

  2. The value of Pi to 7-digits had been calculated by then BUT was NOT widely known.

Worth thinking about.


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What Were The ODDS That Albert Einstein Would Be Born On Pi Day — But, He Was On 3/14/1879.

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That seems so AMAZING.

I wonder when he realized that he was born on that auspicious day.

Probably NOT until he came to the U.S. because in Europe his birthday would have been on 14/3 rather than 3/14!


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Happy Pi Day 2017 For All In The Northeast Hunkered Down For The Blizzard Of 2017.

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Pi Day 2017, 3/14/2017 At The Boston ‘Museum Of Science’.

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Verizon Arena (Manchester, NH): Special Pi Day $3.14 Tickets For The May 2016 ‘Ringling Brothers’ Circus.

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At the “Verizon Wireless Arena”
Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th.


I got an e-mail from Verizon (since I am a good customer), on Friday, with this ultra-special Pi Day offer.

Everything 3.14; $3.14 for the Thursday 7pm show, 1st 314 punters buying tickets at the Verizon Box Office starting at 12pm on Monday, March 14, 2016 — Pi Day (of the century).

I deleted the e-mail because I assumed I would find the offer on their Website. WRONG.

You could/should call, (603) 644-5000, IF you are interested in pursuing this quite incredible offer. Thursday night’s don’t work for us. But we always get the CHEAP tickets anyway. SMILE.


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March 14, 2016 “Pi Day” Of THE Century Will Be The 29th Pi Day.

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The first ‘Pi Day’ was celebrated at the ‘Exploratorium’
in 1988.

Amusingly, for a mathematical event at that, they counted wrong — forgetting that it has to be counted inclusively. Counting 1988 this would be the 29th annual Pi Day, NOT the 28th. That is FUNNY. 

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March 14, 2016 “PI Day” Of THE Century — The Only One In Your Lifetime.

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March 14, celebrated as ‘Pi Day‘, hopefully with real pies, happens each and every year on 3/143.14 the first three digits of π.

IF you wanted to be lax about it last year was special too = 3/14/15 BUT that did NOT sit well with mathematicians because π to five decimal places isn’t really 3.1415. That is because the next digit in this infinite sequence is ‘9’. So IF we are going to be mathematical, as we have to be in this case, π stated in five digits is 3.1416. Bingo.

No to be fair this ONLY works IF you still think of years in dates in 2-digits. I ceased to be a 2-digit man in 1998 with Y2K looming. Since then, as you may have noticed, I always spell out my years in 4 digits (because 2-digits no longer make sense).

But it is cute.

So you get it, right? Next 3/14/16 will be in March 2116. Hundred years from now. That is a long time.


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Barnstead Elementary School (BES), NH, Holds ‘Pi Day’ Activity. Kudos.

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Barnstead to their credit did have a ‘Pi Day’ event replete also with pies for those that get hungry just thinking about math.

Though the new pope, who was in my published list of top 10 picks, was elected the day before, life continued to be crazy for me with interviews and Web updates. So I got Deanna to take the kids. They went. They like it. They were impressed. They had fun. They learned a few things. Teischan got to do some of the Grade 6 puzzles. She was thrilled. It was good. Kudos, Barnstead.

On the other hand, in Alton, Deanna got told off, in public, for asking on the ‘Alton Central School’ (ACS) Facebook page whether ACS had any plans for pi day. Yes, she was chastised. Why? Because she had done it via Facebook! She was told that matters such as that need to be dealt with by telephone. How quaint. Even the pope uses Facebook and Twitter and ACS demands that you can only ask questions via the telephone. I don’t know who actually told her off. I think it was the administrator of the ACS Facebook page. I don’t use Facebook. So I don’t see this stuff. Deanna thinks it was the Principal that told her off (but it could have been the IT ‘dept.‘) — and said that she should have telephoned the person responsible for curriculum. Wow. Talk about being officious. I wouldn’t have thought that having a pi day was really a curriculum issue. But, what do I know. If it was the Principal that told Deanna off I can fully understand. She has told me off too. Yep, well and truly put me in my place. Made me squirm and suck my thumb. Well, Deanna is not happy. She is not sure why ACS has a Facebook presence if you can’t actually ask bona fide school related questions. C’est la vie. I guess the best thing in future is to send all questions in writing, in triplicate, to the Superintendent, by certified mail. Will do.

But, back to BES. Here are some pictures that Deanna took.


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Barnstead, To Their Credit, Is Celebrating ‘Pi Day’. Alton Is Not Even Having A ‘Pie Day’. They Are Having Nachos. No Kidding.

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Tomorrow, 3.14, i.e., March 14 (3/14) is World ∏ Day.

Many school districts exploit it as a good excuse to revel in the sheer sensual pleasure of mathematics.

I was delighted to see that Barnstead is doing so. Kudos, Barnstead.

Not so Alton. I had at least hoped that Alton might make it Pie Day. Not even that. We checked, printed timetable and online. No mention.

But, then again, Alton probably doesn’t have to celebrate math.

I went and just checked to make sure. Alton’s much vaunted Prospect Mountain High School (PMHS). 44% of Juniors proficient in Math in the NECAP testing! Is that good? They probably should be treated to pies. Lots of them.

Click to access the February 28, 2013 'The Baysider' to read the original article.

Click to access the February 28, 2013 ‘The Baysider’ to read the original article.

C’est la vie.