I loved math when I was a kid and memorizing Pi out to 50 digits was a class exercise. Today Mar 14, 2013 is a day to celebrate Pi. 3.14. March 14.
SJMercury has the activities for local bay area kids.
Bay Area math enthusiasts to celebrate Pi DayPosted: 03/14/2013 07:15:25 AM PDTUpdated: 03/14/2013 07:15:32 AM PDT
Numerical celebrations are planned throughout the Bay Area for the mathematical Pi Day on Thursday.
Pi Day is celebrated on the 14th day of the third month, which aligns with the first three digits of pi, 3.14, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
Pi is an unending number, which has inspired several challenges including events at San Francisco's Mission and Washington high schools.
Students at a math class at Mission High School, located at 3750 18th St., will have a contest to see who can recite the most digits of pi, while another class at Washington High, located at 600 32nd Ave., will also have a Pi recitation contest -- all while eating plenty of pie, San Francisco school officials said.
Google has a Chrome hacking contest where the reward is $3.14159 Million.
Not even thinking about it I bought Life of PI in 3D yesterday and watched it.
Still, “Life of Pi” is spellbinding while it lasts. Lee’s film can be appreciated as many things -- a post-Darwinian meditation on coexistence as the key to survival, a reflection on the spiritual nature of suffering and transcendence, a beguiling bait-and-switch on the vagaries of belief itself.
Mostly, though, “Life of Pi” is a trip -- in every transporting, liberating, mind-bending sense of the word.