Latest Approximations of π Stories

2014-03-14 23:25:38

piZone.org brings pi to SXSW and the world. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 In 2009, the U.S. House declared National Pi Day as a way for schools and the public to focus on math and science in a fun, innovative, and approachable way. Of course, it also involves eating pie. Through its promotion of National Pi Day, piZone.org seeks to promote to the public the importance of a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education as a vehicle that inspires future...

Do You Think Albert Einstein Would Have Some ‘Pi’ On His Birthday?
2014-03-14 07:54:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So today is the fourteenth of March. For most people it is just another day, but for math geeks everywhere today is something special. And for one genius, 3-14 would have been the most special day of the year for perhaps two reasons. Albert Einstein, born on March 14, 1879, would have been 135 years old this year. Interestingly enough, he was also born on a day that is widely commemorated nowadays as National Pi Day, since the...

2014-03-13 08:20:55

Encourages recognition of math and science teachers with pie deliveries and social media program WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and its employees will celebrate Pi Day this Friday, March 14 with a program focused on encouraging people to thank and recognize math and science teachers everywhere. As part of Raytheon's MathMovesU® initiative, the company observes Pi Day in a number of ways to highlight the significance of pi calculations in science,...

It’s National Pi Day
2013-03-14 12:42:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Nerds, Rejoice! Today is National Pi Day, a day set aside to celebrate mathematics, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and, perhaps best of all, baked goods that prominently display the greek letter “Ï€.” Every March 14, (or 3/14 “¦ get it?) math enthusiasts celebrate the never-ending number as well as Albert Einstein´s birthday. Many use pi as a shibboleth,...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'