March Blog

Pi Day 2017

Did you know March 14th isn’t just your average Tuesday? It’s Pi Day!  Pi (3.14…) or π (pi) has fascinated mathematicians and scientists for thousands of years and is one of the most revered mathematical constants in the world. Over the years, it has evolved beyond a mathematical formula into a global celebration.

Pi Day is now an annual holiday observed on March 14th (3/14) by millions of students and math-lovers around the world. People have found innovative, and in some cases, peculiar ways to honor the mathematical constant. From baking Pi-themed foods to running the Pi Day 5K, there are countless ways to get involved in Pi Day.

Here are the top 5 ways you can celebrate #PiDay2017.

  1. Pop into Petee’s Pie Company for Pi Day Pies

Head down to 61 Delancey Street to get the Pi symbol baked on top of any one of your favorite pies! And if you’re in the mood for something a bit smaller, you can nab a mini “Pi” or a “Pi Crust” cookie.

  1. Take the Pi Day challenge and test your math skills

Take the Pi Day Challenge – a series of logic-based puzzles designed by former Boston math teacher Matthew Plummer. A team of logicians adapted puzzles which require research, mathematics, and deductive reasoning. Since he created the site back in 2007, more than 100,000 people around the world have accepted the challenge.

  1. Get baking on Pi Day

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest physicists and mathematicians, was ironically born on March 14th, Pi Day! Honor him by baking a birthday cake, a Pi-e, or cookies. Get creative and decorate your dish with Pi symbols and Pi shapes. Check out the link for some drool-worthy baking inspiration.

  1. Watch Life of Pi

If you haven’t seen it, watch the Life of Pi this year on Pi Day. The movie is about a 16-year-old boy named “Pi” Patel, who is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, after a shipwreck kills his family. A Golden Globe Best Drama Picture, it has an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In other words, it’s a must-see.

  1. Get social on #PiDay2017

Engage and interact with folks from all over the world on Pi Day through your favorite social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. Share your own posts, photos and tweets, and follow the dialogue happening around Pi Day and its significance by searching for the hashtag #PiDay2017.

As always, be sure to share your Pi Day adventures with Transit Wireless by tagging @TWWiFi on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – we’d love see how you take part in this annual mathematical celebration!

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