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Pi Day

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. March 14, 2017 at LCS, we were snowed out for Pi Day but our 6th – 12th grade math teachers were quick to fill us in on their favorite Pi facts!

“In the Bible there is an allusion to pi in 1 Kings 7:23. This verse describes the altar inside Solomon’s temple and states that there was a molten sea which was ten cubits from brim to brim and thirty cubits around.”

Ms. Smith
(Geometry & Pre-Algebra)

 

 


“There’s a pi “language…
Literary nerds invented a dialect known as Pilish, in which the numbers of letters in successive words match the digits of pi. For example, Mike Keith wrote the book “Not a Wake” (Vinculum Press , 2010) entirely in Pilish:

Now I fall, a tired suburbian in liquid under the trees, Drifting alongside forests simmering red in the twilight over Europe. (“Now” has three letters, “I” has one letter, “fall” has four letters, and so on.)”

Mr. Green
(Math 6)

 

 

“Pi is an amazing number.  The most transcendental equation that I know features Pi prominently.  Who would have thought that an
irrational number “e” raised to the power of Pi times “i” (the imaginary number that is the square root of negative one) would equal negative one? Completely unexpected!”

Mr. Pinkard
(Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, & Algebra 1)

 

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K-12 College Preparatory Christian School located in Lanham, MD.

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