Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day

You may or may not remember Pi from math class, but anyone who loves pie can enjoy Pi Day!

Pi is a mathematical constant and its value is based on the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter as represented by the Greek letter seen to the left. Most of us remember the first three digits of Pi: 3.14. Lu Chao, the world record holder for memorization of Pi, was able to recite 67,890 digits!

If you're feeling the spirit of this mathematical holiday, you might want to check out some of the math books (nonfiction and fiction alike!) available at Carnegie-Stout: Books for Pi Day

Alternatively, you might enjoy the pie you can eat over the pi that requires calculators. Check out these cookbooks for some pie inspiration: Pie Books for Pi Day

And to stretch the Pi/Pie as far as it will go (mostly because I love "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"), a list of books, movies, and television shows with "pie" in the title: Pie Books and DVDs

You may've heard this musical interpretation of Pi on NPR's Morning Edition today, "What Pi sounds like" by Michael Blake:

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