Pi Day

Pi Day 2016Tuesday marks a special day for mathematicians because it’s March 14th (a.k.a. 3-14), otherwise known as International Pi Day.

Pi, not to be confused with the much more appetizing pie, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The first three digits of the calculation are 3.14 which has made March 14 the official day of Pi.

Here are 3.14 cool facts about Pi.

Pizza Paradiso in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

On Pi Day, March 14, Veloce will host a fundraising drive for DC Central Kitchen, while all Pizzeria Paradiso locations will charge $3.14 for a draft beer with the purchase of a pizza.

At Veloce, patrons will have the option to pay $3.14 for the Veloce pizza (regularly priced at $6): a 10-inch personal pizza made with marinara sauce and mozzarella on a white crust. For every customer that opts to pay $6 instead of $3.14, Veloce will donate a pizza to DC Central Kitchen. The Veloce team will deliver all the donated pizzas to the organization on March 15.

Each Pizzeria Paradiso location – Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Old Town – will offer a $3.14 math–themed draft beer with the purchase of a pizza. Each location will serve a different beer: Terrapin Rye Cubed will be available at Old Town, BFM (SqRt) 225 will be available at Georgetown and Heavy Seas Double Cannon at Dupont Circle.

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Pi Day 2016Monday marks a special day for mathematicians because it’s March 14th (a.k.a. 3-14), otherwise known as International Pi Day.

Pi, not to be confused with the much more appetizing pie, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The first three digits of the calculation are 3.14 which has made March 14 the official day of Pi.

Math enthusiasts are calling this year’s day “Rounded Pi Day.” You see, when rounding pi to the ten-thousandth (four numbers past the decimal point), which comes out to 3.1416 and matches  today’s date — March 14, 2016.

Here are 3.14 cool facts about Pi.

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For math lovers, a day like this only comes around once every 100 years.

Via Boston Globe

Saturday will be a day for the math books, no matter which way you slice it.

For the first time in 100 years, Pi Day will fall on 3/14/15, matching up with the first five numbers that represent the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, 3.1415.

Going deeper, at 9:26:53 a.m. — and again at night — the day will represent the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant, bringing much merriment to members of the math community.

“It’s the Pi Day of the century,” said Michael Breen, public awareness officer at the American Mathematical Society, in Providence. “There’s a lot going on to celebrate.”

Tom Gaudette, principal academic evangelist at MathWorks in Natick, said pi reigns supreme among the mathematical constants.

“That’s because everybody has to learn about pi,” he said. “You don’t have to learn about the other constants. Everyone learns to calculate the circumference of a circle before graduating high school.”

That, and it’s a good excuse to eat baked goods, which also happen to be circular. “It’s humorous, it’s a lot of fun, and people obviously enjoy eating pie,” he said. “For me, next year won’t be as important.”

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