We've once again reached March 14th, or 3/14, commonly known in the math, science, and programming circles as Pi Day. Although there are many among us who tout the importance of Tau Day or even Mole Day, Pi Day holds a particular place of honor. What are you doing to celebrate the day? Last year we got to celebrate the "ultimate" Pi Day (3/14/15, particularly serendipitous in its match of the first 4 decimal places of pi, 3.1415...) at TI's T^3 conference, where we had fruit pie and pizza pie at 9:26:54am (3.141592654...). Three years ago, we created a program for the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition called Pi Eater to celebrate Pi Day 2013. The game challenges users to eat pie (pi?) as a means of learning the sine, cosine, and tangent of angles. Way back in 2008 we competed to see who could memorize the most digits of pi, and one year our United-TI members regaled each other with tales of Pi Day celebrated in math class. About twelve years ago, my own high school math class celebrated 3/14 with Fig Newtons and Liebniz cookies in honor of the inventors of Calculus. Perhaps you can find some tasty Pi Day-themed treats of your own.
Happy Pi Day! Be sure to tell us about your Pi Day activities in the attached thread, and check out Pi Eater in honor of Pi Day below.
Download Pi Eater v1.0 for TI-84 Plus CE and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition