How to recite Pi on Pi Day

3.14. It’s “Pi Day.” Perhaps you’ve heard.

We look forward to this day so much because Victoria Hart, who calls herself a recreational “mathemusician,” hates Pi Day, and annually rails about it with a video.

This year is no different.

  • boB from WA

    Has anyone done a pi-ku (like a haiku, except about pies) in this forum?

  • “Vibrating meat flaps”

  • RBHolb

    This is the anniversary of the death of Stephen Hawking. Yes, he died on pi-day.

    • Jack Ungerleider

      It also happens to be Einstein’s birthday.

  • TBH

    Google came out swinging today.

    EDIT: Emma Haruka Iwao came out swinging today.

  • Jack Ungerleider

    As a long time recreational mathematician myself I offer this little tidbit (courtesy of Martin Gardner in Mathematical Circus) for the New Cut collective.

    One of the coarse approximations of Pi is 22/7. This of course is 3 1/7. The 1/7 is the interesting bit hear. The decimal equivalent of 1/7 is the repeating decimal of the following 6 digits 142857. This is the first “cyclic number”. Since we have shortened the repeating decimal multiplying by 7 will result in 999999. The interesting thing is what happens when you multiple 142857 by the numbers 1 through 6. (Start with 142857 each time or do it as a serial addition problem.)

    Happy Pi Day!

  • Rob

    A skywriting pilot named Fry
    Was doing her thing in the sky.
    Observers wondered why
    She took so long to go by
    The simple reason: she enjoyed writing Pi.