Pi Day or say it isn’t so?

how_to_make_baseballsI had another entry planned for today but a link to a video of how baseballs are made that Gini Cornila sent is too perfect to pass up on Pi Day. Yes it’s Pi Day, a day of nerd festivities. If you planned ahead, you’re having pie (I didn’t plan ahead and wish I had a pie). If you didn’t and need a substitute activity, you can take some brainiac quizzes instead.

I must tell you though, there is growing criticism and mounting dissent about Pi -other mathicionados make the claim that Pi is wrong -it should be Tau instead. Or so says Grace -she’s of the camp who agrees that today is half Tau day. I understand you may be dubious; more so once you know Grace described Numerical Analysis as “a really fun class”. I say we should keep a close eye on these dissenters or before you know it, we’ve lost another planet.

Speaking of baseballs, I used a pattern of one for a three part production pattern making quiz (pt.1, pt.2 & pt.3)

And now for an arbitrary, if not onerous and occasional commenting rule in honor of pi day:

Your comment must either be a piem* or it must be  in haiku -our old stand by. If you can manage neither, a circuitous comment works well too.

*A piem is a pi poem, the letters of each word must match the length of each pi digit. In other words, 3.14159265358979  etc is equal to this famous example: How I need a drink, alcoholic of course after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics. If you think that is bad, you probably don’t want to read the 10,000 word piem novel called Not A Wake. Indeed.

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7 comments

  1. Yes, I know a class, scholarly, of tweens, which did enjoy handmade, delicious, piquant
    applelime pie at the 5thgrade this mornin’.

    It seemed easy, but did confound all my efforts. Hopefully right. To complete asmuchas this I oweMister Beckett.

    I finish exhausted but satisfied, gratified, and needing sleep.

    Marguerite (still counting)

  2. Liz says:

    Pi Day comes in March
    If you know a math teacher
    Buy them something Pi (see my link above)

    My top holiday
    Pi Day brings me some income
    From my Pi designs

    I don’t belong here
    I only design t-shirts
    But I sew at home

    Still I read Kathleen
    I have learned so much sewing
    How to do it right

  3. Kathleen says:

    We had pie last night
    Jess, Christy, Fritz and kitties
    came to eat with us.

    Whether Tau or Pi
    DH glared, said Grace was right
    That class was so fun
    ———-
    (those were all great everybody!)

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