Pi(e) day

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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.

Between the students in Mrs. Bubelis’ and Mrs. Mehlman’s fifth period classes, there were many snacks and treats to go around. Some of the top choices included cookie cake, donuts, chips and pumpkin pie. (Photos/Zoe Horwitz)
Instead of being inside the classroom studying new math concepts, freshman Gabriella Curry and sophomore Courtney Lesser enjoy chips and soda outside to celebrate pi day. (Photo/Zoe Horwitz)

Zoe Horwitz, an incoming freshman at American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, is starting her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. Besides reading and writing, Zoe spends her time tutoring younger students, playing with her dog, or watching “Legally Blonde.” She also enjoys playing lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and will be trying out for the American Heritage team later in the year. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.