Pi Day

By: Michaela Catalano

Its that time of March again.. Pi day! Pi day is the day in which the mathematical constant 3.14 (𝞹) is celebrated. It is celebrated because 3/14 has the same first three digits of pi, 3.14. Here at Homer-Center, the staff celebrated pi day by having the math department bring in different kinds of pie for the faculty to share in honor of this day.

The history of pi day is highly informative. The Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes is most commonly credited with being the first to accurately calculate the estimated value of pi. Archimedes approximated the area of a circle by using the Pythagorean Theorem to find the areas of two regular polygons: the polygon inscribed within the circle and the polygon within which the circle was circumscribed.

The "pi-sibilities" are endless whenever it comes to pi!