All About Pi
It’s a Greek letter and an irrational number. It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. And it’s a cause for celebration… it’s Pi!
Even though it’s one letter short of the real thing, Tippin’s loves to celebrate Pi Day on March 14. This date is special because the value of Pi = 3.14… and March 14 = 3/14, therefore Pi Day.
In case you’re curious, Pi Day became an official holiday in 2009 when Congress passed a resolution in support of using Pi Day to recognize the importance of math and science education programs. You can read the original bill here.
Math + Pie = Pi Day at Science City
Another reason we like to celebrate Pi Day is that pie is the perfect thing to use to demonstrate how to measure Pi. So you can learn something and then eat something. Win-win!
In Kansas City, we partner with Science City for the fun activities they host for Pi Day on March 14. We use Tippin’s pies to teach kids how to measure pi. And then everyone gets to enjoy samples of our pies. Here are some photos from the 2017 event:
Celebrate Pi Day with Pie
Happy Pi Day!