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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

A Day Dedicated to Pi

Mar 06, 2016 12:00AM

What do mathematicians do for fun? Ponder the infinite number pi. It’s so compelling, they even have a special day to celebrate it: March 14. The date marks the number’s first three digits—3.14—and is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. Locally, you can celebrate with math-related activities and a pie snack at the birthplace of Pi Day, the Expolartorium in San Francisco. Or trek on over to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose or the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. While neither is holding Pi Day activities, both are chock-full of exhibits to entice kids into the world of math and science. For ideas on how to celebrate Pi Day at home, see educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson335.shtml as well as exploratorium.edu/pi/pi_activities/index.html.