I couldn't find my Pi shirt for tomorrow. It is black with a white Pi symbol and the text "stop being so irrational". I teach English, but I'm nerdy enough to enjoy the.play on words. We are studying multiple meaning words, so it would be perfect. Ah, well. Maybe next year.

How funny... I'm on an "anti-pi day" rant in my school, all in fun. Pi does NOT equal 3.14, and my kids know I make a big deal out of it. So the kids who wish me a happy Pi day are going to get a rant.

Urrrg... I just heard a newscaster announce that it was Pi day, because "pi equals 3.14." Um, no it doesn't.

Alice---maybe you should have those students who say it's pi day make a nice long paper chain with the first 100 or so digits of pi. That will definitely show them that pi doesn't equal 3.14. Or just ask them what time pi day begins and see if they can give you the next 3 digits.

Our 7th and 8th graders will be celebrating today. However, the big highlight of the day is a contest to see who memorized the most digits of pi, so I think that helps with the 3.14 issue!

My professor mentioned this the other day and was super excited about it. The whole math department is having "pie" on Pi day

(desperately trying to think of a pi pun.....maybe something about how irrational it all is.....already taken) Nope, I've got nothing.

Ok so ∏ ≈3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825421170679... WELL"≈" is hard to find on a keyboard and how many newscasters know what "∏ " means much less what "≈" means?

Okay, so it took me about 3.14 seconds to figure out what Irishdave was talking about when I first saw his entry. Too dang slow for a Wednesday afternoon.:lol: Rebel1

Sooo....since we're talking pi? What do you call the circumference of a bovine divided by its diameter?

I wish I got this info last night, 'cause I would have taken a pie to work too, just to see if anyone knew. It would have been cool. Never knew there was a PI day. Rebel1

Haha, kc! The 7th and 8th graders also do a pie-baking contest. This year there were 31 entries (from about 35 students). Needless to say, there were plenty of extras! The math teacher came around to the rest of us and took orders.

Oh, wait, now I have it. Though whether I want it is another matter... The answer is surely "cow pi". (Would that be a load of bull?)

Apple or cherry? “Cherry pie's delicious. Apple pies are too.” C = pi d A = pi r^2 Can't type the PI sign on my computer...

Okay, look. Pi is great and all. But there are other, equally ubiquitous and fascinating numbers in mathematics. The number e, for example is 2.71828... and just as deserving of celebration. I declare April 12th (that is, Feb 72nd), 2012 to be e Day!

Ding ding! No bull! What do you call the sun's circumference divided by its diameter? (note: this answer, given by a very creative seventh grader today, gets points for thinking outside the box, but is not correct: "Nothing, because the sun is an extremely hot ball of gasses, and would seriously mess up anyone crazy enough to try to measure either its circumference or its diameter.")

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