Those who write dates in the traditional month-and-day style may not realize that March 14 represents Pi, or 3.14, instead of a random number. Formed by Larry Shaw, an employee of San Francisco’s Exploratorium, on March 14, 1988, Pi Day
Pi, denoted by the Greek letter iota (), is the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet and is used universally to calculate the area and circumference of spheres. It has become commonplace across all forms of popular culture, from mathematics textbooks and classrooms to books and movies.
For those who prefer the traditional month-and-day arrangement, March 14th represents Pi (3.14). Pi Day, celebrated annually on March 14, is an international celebration of mathematics and the mathematical constant Pi.
Mathematicians throughout the globe are rejoicing over the growing public recognition and understanding of mathematics’ importance in our everyday lives. Many educational institutions and scientific societies dedicate this day to promoting mathematical literacy.
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Pi Day 2023
Teachers: Celebrate #PiDay in your classroom!
Challenge your students to use pi to solve some of the same problems our scientists and engineers face while exploring other worlds. Answer key is available on March 15. Slice into our #NASAPiDayChallenge: https://t.co/07d3us4Whh pic.twitter.com/RUaLVUrjM5
— NASA (@NASA) March 10, 2023