On March 14th, all around World we will celebrating all things Pi, but I am not talking about the tasty baked pie that grandma always made for me dessert and sometimes breakfast. I’m of course take about Pi, which is the constant unit for measurement of the circumference of a circle to its diameter or more commonly referred to as 3.14159.
According to PiDay.org, the first use of Pi symbol (Greek letter “π”) was in 1706 by William Jones. A ‘p’ was chosen for ‘perimeter’ of circles, and the use of π became popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737. Of course I’ve used Pi quite a lot over the years when growing the mathematics in school, but I can honestly say since my first year of college, I’ve never had to use Pi for any form of calculation.
However, in addition to eating some tasty cherry or apple pie on March 14th, I will also be co-sponsoring a haiku contest on Twitter celebrating all things that are Pi. Now I can’t give away too many details as of yet, but I’m sure that it will be a fun day for all participants and hopefully we will able to get the hashtag trending in the United States, as well as give away some cool prizes for the best haiku. I will post all of the official rules of the contest back here on the website or link to my co-sponsor’s page. I know, I know, the lawyers make us do it!
So on March 14th, when you are celebrating Pi Day along with the rest of the World, stop on by my Twitter handle here and write a Pi Haiku. Perhaps the winner will indeed be you.
Three point one four one
We’re celebrating Pi Day
Tasty apple Pi