Fact: Pi is commonly referred to as 3.14.
We’ve been celebrating Pi Day for several days now. This year it happened to fall right on the week we are studying circles! How perfect is that? (E-R says it would be more perfect, if we happened to be working on page 314 in our grammar books!)
We started out our week with reading Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.
It was silly and a bit young for I-E and E-R, but I enjoyed it! And it did an excellent job creating a visual picture of how pi is used to determine the circumference of a circle.
Fact: In the Star Trek episode—Wolf in the Fold—Spook fools the evil computer by telling it to compute to the last digit of Pi.
Next we tried to figure out how to determine the area of a circle.We knew that an area of a rectangle is determined by multiplying length by width, so we cut out our circles and tried to put them together into a rectangle.
Cutting it into very small pizza slices almost allowed us to form a rectangle.
Fact: At position 763 there are six nines in a row. This is known as Feynman Point.
The Joy of Pi (which showcases the first million digits of pi) is an informative read. Inspired by the chapter on memorizing pi, I-E and E-R wrote their own piems.
And I said, “A black pineapple at living magic dot com/dragon/sentence composing someone dot gentlemen.
It was hard!
Fact: Chao Lu of China holds the world record for most memorized digits of Pi---67,890.
After reading several chapters on the history of pie, we created this timeline book
Fact: There is no occurrences of the sequence 123456 in the first million digits of Pi.