It’s nerdy, (or geeky depending on your perspective) but I woke up early despite the change of clocks to accommodate Daylight Savings Time and I sent my sis a “Happy Pi Day” text. She was up, too and responded with something equally nerdy/geeky. Luv that kid!
I thought I would have some pi fun today. There’s a coffee shop not to far from me serving square pies.
Q:What musical instrument should you play to celebrate?
A: The pi-ano of course! (or the pi-ccolo)
Perfect occupations for today:
I found a site where folks can type in their birth date and see if the sequence falls into pi some place. Mine does.
Is your birth date sequence in pi? Check it out at: http://www.facade.com/legacy/amiinpi/?thenum=31056
I found a project that a seventh grade math teacher in Rhode Island uses to teach pi. Cool idea for the visual learners. Might have a craft project with Goodnight today. She’s already been using pi for two years, though. She’s in AP math.
Check out the pi Necklace
While Goodnight is busy with her pi necklace, I think I will make myself a pi tee with the first 3500 digits of pi in an iron-on transfer I’ve generated. My birthdate sequence will be included on the tee!
Even the crafters have some fun with pi day. Check out the Pi Guy I found at: http://knithacker.com/2010/03/14/pi-guy/ I think it’s cute!
I just knew I would find a Pi Shawl. After all, knitting involves math. Check out the beginning of the Pi Shawl at http://knitalittlemore.blogspot.com/2008/03/happy-pi-day.html
I found a free pattern for a Berry Pie/Pi day Beret at: http://abigailscraftshowto.com/2010/02/berry-piepi-beret-free-knit-hat-pattern/comment-page-1/#comment-212 Another fun craft project to check out!
How about some Pi Socks? The stripe pattern is generated by using the numbers of pi in alternating stripe colors: 3 rounds color A, 1 rounds Color B, 4 rounds Color A, 1 color color B, 5 rounds color A, 9 rounds color A, etc. Check it out at: http://blog.soozasknitting.de/index.php?/archives/217-Pi-Socks-Receipe.html
I found a pattern for knitting pi. There is a nominal charge for the pattern, but you can see an image of it at: http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/2008/02/pi.html
Even food crafters got in on the act. Check out the Pi Pie at: http://profeblog.es/blog/jfguirado/files/2009/02/pipie.jpg
I found a whole pi-family at: http://readymade.com/blogs/craft/2010/03/03/celebrate-pi-day-with-a-crocheted-pi-family-awesome-x-3-14159/ They are cheery!
It’s fun bloghopping today. Oops! Just got another text from my sis. She called me a nerd!
I even found a pi day piñata. It looks like that was from last year, but they sure did a lot of work. Check it out at: http://www.celebrationgeneration.com/blog/2009/03/07/pi-day-pinata/
Guess I’m not the only nerd celebrating . . .
After surfing the web, my favorite image was this:
The cow pi, of course!
Photo credit: http://oz.irtc.org/ftp/pub/stills/1997-06-30/cowpi.jpg