Today marks the 30th Anniversary of National Pi Day! For those of us who thought this was actually National “Pie” Day, I’m sorry to disappoint…..But don’t be too disappointed….I’m hoping you will take a moment today and have a bite, slice or shoot….the whole damn Pie! But please share with us your favorite pie and a photo of you enjoying your pie today!
Thank you Google for providing the information below on what today is really about. Take a moment and read the short article below, it’s actually quite interesting for those of us that thought today was just about PIES!!
“Celebrated each year on March 14th (3.14), Pi Day is dedicated to the mathematical constant, Pi. First recognized 30 years ago in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, Pi Day observers often celebrate with a slice of their favorite pie in honor of the number’s delicious sounding name.
Notated by the Greek letter “𝛑”, pi represents the ratio between a circle’s circumference (perimeter) to its diameter (distance from side to side passing through the center), and is a fundamental element of many mathematical fields, most significantly Geometry. Though modern mathematicians have calculated more than one TRILLION decimal places beyond the standard “3.14,” pi is an irrational number that continues on to infinity! It’s an important ingredient in the formula for the area of a circle, A=𝛑r².”