Saturday, March 14, 2020

Math, pie, and hygiene on Pi Day

Happy Pi Day!  This year, I'm combining the math and science of last year's Neil DeGrasse Tyson celebrates Pi Day and Einstein's birthday with the pie theme of the previous three years.  Two traditions in one!

I begin with NBC News' Pi Day: Celebrate The Magic And Mystery Of Math's Most Famous Number.

Pi, the famous constant in mathematics and physics, is not only a principle found throughout the natural world but has for centuries served as a powerful composition tool and design principle.
The next video takes the concluding sentiment of "and maybe, enjoy a slice of pie" a step further.  Watch Inside Edition's Celebrate Pi Day and Calm Your Anxieties by Baking a Pie.

March 14 is Pi Day! And that means lots of delicious baked goods for the mathematically inclined. The day gets its name from three, one and four, the first three digits of the mathematical constant known as pi. Among other things, pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Any way you slice it, pi is kind of a big deal. And as people around the world hunker down for extended periods indoors, we may see renewed interest in baking.
After using videos from Inside Edition for Hanukkah and Lunar New Year, I finally decided to subscribe to the show's YouTube channel.  Third time's a charm!

While Inside Edition's video indirectly addressed the effects of the responses to coronavirus, Vihart's Pi Day Rant 2020 confronts it head on.

They were thinking of canceling Pi Day due to the new Coronavirus?? NOPE WE GOT THIS.

Stay home, Pi!

This year we're doing Pi Day as a purely online event. Please feel empowered to eat a pie by yourself. We're not saying you won't get coronavirus or give it to someone else, but how often do you get the opportunity to save lives by procrastinating and delaying the inevitable? Slow the spread, wash your hands, and have opinions about mathematical constants.
Have a happy Pi Day at home, everyone, and remember to wash your hands!  Oh, and Beware The Ides of March!

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