March 14th is Pi Day!!!


Lauren Holcomb and Krystal Fuentes

According to Wikipedia, “Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. It was founded in 1988 by Larry Shaw, an employee of the Exploratorium. Celebrations often involve eating pie or holding pi recitation competitions.”

We asked Mrs. Drawdy, Mrs. Scoggins, Mrs. Todd, and Mrs. Franklin, some of our math teachers, a few questions about Pi day.

We first asked the teachers, “What is your favorite thing about Pi Day?”

Drawdy: “It’s an excuse to eat pie.”

Scoggins: “It’s right after my birthday so that’s my favorite thing about Pi Day, but also it gets everyone a little excited about something to do with math.”

Todd: “Pie. Eating pie.”

Franklin: “Eating pie, also.”

The next question asked was, “What is your favorite kind of pie?”

Drawdy: “I’m not a very big fan of pie. If I could choose, I would bring cheesecake, but my mom makes a good buttermilk pie.”

Scoggins: “Peanut butter pie.”

Todd: “Chocolate pie.”

Franklin: “My favorite pie is coconut cream pie.”

Pi day is a fun celebration to incorporate math and food together to educate people while enjoying some pie!

Be sure to take the Pi Day poll at the bottom of the main page and vote for your favorite pie!