Let’s Talk About Pi Day

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It’s Pi Day, Pi Day! We have to do math on Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated all over the world from an all day special event at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where the tradition started, to pizza shops offering pies for $3.14 in Michigan.

The day was first observed in 1988 by a physicist named Larry Shaw, also known as Prince of Pi. Larry organized a fun event of walking around circular spaces and eating pies at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The tradition continues to this day live and online around the world.

What are some other ways people celebrate Pi Day? Let’s take a look.

  1. Wear for Pi-themed clothes. From t-shirts to flip-flops show your support for this magical number.Pi symbol blue-green flip flops
  2. Eat Pi-themed foods. This one is everyone’s favorite because it includes a yummy treat — no matter if it’s savory or sweet!
  3. Happy Pi Day text and pie image stickerMake sure to do something extra special at  3:14 and 1:59.  3.14 are the first three digits of Pi and after comes 159!  Set your alarm for these two times and  grab a Pi themed drink or snack. You can add a Pi symbol to your drinks cups or eat  fruit pies, pizza pies and any other pies you can think of.  Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can recite as many digits of Pi when the clock hits those times up until the time changes.
  4. Pi symbol paper cupJoin or support a race. Why not celebrate Pi Day with a fun event like a 3.14 mile run? You can keep your mind occupied by going over the Pi digits in your head.
  5. image of Pi symbol gray t-shirt Play Pi-themed games. Write down as many Pi digits as you can on a piece of paper and have your friends do the same. Then share your results and see who gets the most numbers correct.

Pi number written out in the shape of a slice of pie

How will you celebrate Pi Day? Let us know in the comments below.

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