Grab a few of your friends from your math and science circles, because the moment all of us have been waiting for is coming. Today is 03-14-15 and at precisely 9:26:53 (some argue to wait half a second), we will be living in 7 digits of Pi. This will actually happen twice today (once in the morning and once this evening) so be sure to take a deep breath and celebrate the beloved mathematical constant that is Pi. Here’s a few suggestions to round out your Pi day with flavor and fun.
- Breakfast Pie – Start your day off with two things that make almost everyone’s day better: Maple syrup and bacon. Check out this recipe for Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie.
- Lunch Pie – Easy Chicken pot pie
- Dinner Pie – St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Celebrate both holidays in one with Spicy Shepherd’s Pie.
- Dessert – Chocolate, peanut butter cups, gooey caramel, in a giant chocolate chip cookie pie. Enjoy a slice of Candy Bar Pie.
- Smooth blueberry custard topped with a delicious brown sugar crumble. Binge on Blueberry Custard Pie.
- Creamy Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream – No further comments needed.
- If you’re not good at baking, many places that serve a breakfast menu all day may have a good selection of pies. You could always support a local bakery by celebrating with a slice of pie.
- If you’re not a fan of sweets, bake your meatloaf in a round pan or serve vegetables and dip in a round serving platter.
- Look around you and name three things that were likely constructed by calculating pi. If you can’t find anything, make something! Hint, look for or make circular items.
- Out of all your friends, see who can recite the most digits in pi from memory.
- Think of as many games as you can that involve circles.
- Use the whole day to work “circle” idioms into natural conversation. For example, “When it comes to fetching, my dog can run circles around yours!”
- Count how many times circular reasoning is used in the media you consume each day. Which outlets use it the most?
- Share your favorite Pi podcast with our community.
- Watch The Lion King and recite Pi during “The Circle of Life."
Pi Day is so popular, it made CNN News! See for yourself how Americans are celebrating.
Read more about What Makes Pi So Special from the Science Museum of Virginia.