Video Of The Week - It's Pi Day!

By Meera Dolasia on March 14, 2016

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March 14 (3/14) holds a significant place in the American school calendar. That's because on this day even the strictest of math teachers allow students to celebrate Pi (the numeral constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter) with fun activities and a slice or two of its yummy namesake - Pie!

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Though the celebration may seem frivolous, educators and students are just obeying the law. After all, when the US House of Representatives declared the day a holiday in 2009, they did ask Americans to celebrate it with appropriate Pi and math-related activities! What makes the holiday even more special is that it can only be celebrated in the US. That's for the rest of the world, today is not 3/14 (March 14), but 14/3 (14 March)!

As you go about performing your civic duty be sure to check out the video that outlines some cool facts about this numeral constant that helps make math fun, at least one day of the year!

Happy Pi Day!

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  • savage okayyyWednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    okayyyy
    • lillard snail bWednesday, March 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm
      sup
      • liv789
        liv789Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:38 am
        pi day!!!!!!
        • ChoralgirlThursday, March 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm
          We had pie at school
          • DeanWednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:37 am
            Cool
            • donMonday, March 13, 2017 at 11:20 am
              Maybe the celebration could extend for three days, from 3.14 to .16.
              • allySaturday, March 4, 2017 at 3:40 pm
                llllllllllllooooooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeeee it
                • dbatra123Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                  I like pi day, and thank you us repsentive to make another holiday to leave a school! LOL!!!!
                  • crazyunicorn333
                    crazyunicorn333Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm
                    hai i lke pie! XD
                    • hiSunday, December 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                      Cool

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