While it may seem like one of the most well-known constants in math has nothing in common with cooking, this is not true. Each March 14, brownies, chips and cupcakes meet equations and radicals on pi day.
On this not-so-typical Monday, math classes including Mrs. Mehlman’s Honors Geometry, Mrs. Smiley’s Advanced Geometry and Mrs. Bubelis’ Algebra 2 Honors, spent their class period not in the classroom, but instead enjoying pie and other treats in the quad. Students received a break from the constant cycle of lessons and exams to relax, socialize and of course, enjoy a slice of pie.
According to piday.org, “Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math and, of course, eat pie. Pi has been calculated to over 50 trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.”
“My favorite part about pi day was talking with friends and eating yummy treats,” Isabella Diallo Molero, a student in Mrs. Smiley’s third period Advanced Geometry, said.