It’s Pi Day!

Mar 14, 2018 | Hot Topics

Yes, the Boston area is digging out from the third major storm in two weeks, much of the news is lousy and uncertain — but it’s Pi Day! Today is March 14, which the US writes as 3/14 or perhaps 3.14. Hmm. That looks suspiciously like the first few digits of the Greek letter π. The US Department of Education has some nifty ways to celebrate the day, including writing a Pi-ku. A haiku follows the pattern of 5-7-5 syllables in each line; a Pi-ku uses (yup) 3-1-4 syllables. My attempt:

Show a kid
Math can be fun!

Now you try it. Post in the comments, but keep it G-rated, please.

So calculate or recite π, talk to a kid about math, science and engineering, read something by the amazing Stephen Hawking or eat a wedge of your favorite pie. Delicious and educational, all at once.

Cover image courtesy of GJ (Pi_pie2.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.