Celebrating Pi Day on 3/14

13 Mar Celebrating Pi Day on 3/14

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.  Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.  As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.  While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

If you are a teacher or number lover, you can check out TeachPi.org to find or share ideas for Pi Day activities, learning, and entertainment.

Looking for other ways to celebrate?  Check out some of these options:

  • Pi Day 5K – a flexible alternative to traditional races — you can run or walk, regardless of where you live and on your own schedule (extra points for running on 3/14). We ship your swag and you run with friends — fellow mathletes, baking BFFs, and scholarly mini-humans alike!

However you choose to do it, join data2insight as we celebrate Pi Day!