Celebrate a Happy Pi Day 3.14 Times with Hama-Guri

“Your today’s favorite – the pi.”

“Oh…that…3.1492653”

“That will do Mumma.” Hama said putting a finger on his lips to ask his mother to stop. “3.14 is for today’s date, right?”

Mumma nodded.

“So why don’t we cut Mr. Einstein’s cake after a few minutes. Exactly at 9:26:53pm?”

Father was coming into the kitchen just then and over heard Hama’s comment. He looked at mother and they both smiled. Then Mumma called out to him, “Care for some pi(π)neapples and custard for dessert?

He laughed.

Learning: What is Pi Day? Happy Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).

Things to Teach

  • In 2015, Pi Day will have special significance on 14th March (3/14/15) at 9:26:53 am and pm, with the date and time representing the first 10 digits of pi
  • 22/7 is the fractional approximation of pi. So Pi Approximation Day is on July 22 (or 22/7 in the day-month date format)
  • Tell them about the game of Pi Ball. It was invented in South Africa. It is a lot like volleyball but is played on a circular court
  • Albert Einstein’s birthday is also March 14. He was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. Tell kids more about his life and his teachings
  • Pi trivia like: it is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, there is no zero in the 1st 31 digits of pi, the earliest records of pi numbers dates back to 1650 BC in Babylon,

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