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kejedo posted a topic in General Discussion & Everyday Chit ChatI started 'doing' Pi-day activities with my math students in the 1980s or so. It wasn't widespread and was an excuse to bake square pies and use some geometric math formulas with a bit of levity. I recall having a poster contest in which some of my relatively unmotivated middle-school students created rather interesting presentations for the top prizes - wait for it: scientific calculators. Of course, March 14 would have to fall on a school day to be eligible for an observance, and only seems logical to the illogical US method used to express calendar dates. AS Pi-day became more common and was voted as a national US holiday (in 2009), my interest waned. I liked to write activities that were different. Sometimes I would just have a momentary reminder if I had a class in session at 1:59 pm (3.14159). Just noticed it was March 14, aka 3.14, and realized how strange it feels to be retired. I am much happier to be out in "service" where the real learning occurs. Don't even get me started on how 'CAT-urday' is unkind to dog owners. Y canine loving S
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