Friday, March 13, 2009


Attic Gal Alysa says:

I know many of you have been up all night planning for tomorrow's special holiday. What? St. Patty's Day? No. Not yet. It's Happy Pi Day! What? You've never heard of it? Me neither until my son needed help making round food for his class. We chose fruit pizza.

"If one day of the year screams Party! in math class, that day is March 14. Each year on 3/14, teachers in classrooms across the globe take a break from the normal routine to plan a special celebration in honor of pi, or the number 3.14... March 14 also happens to be the birth date of Albert Einstein -- which makes the day an extra special one for planning math challenges and math fun!" (Obviously my son's class is celebrating a day early.) Check here for fun ideas for any age.
Boy, don't you just feel smarter? How will you be celebrating Pi day? Measuring your waistline? Figuring out the diameter of the circle your children run in your house each day? Eating pizza, pies or thin mints?


  1. I love the idea of a pi day. I am going to add it to my calendar right now. We never did that when I was teaching middle school. I love it!!!

  2. Pi Day--of course! Brilliant! Now that's my kind of day. Makes sense, where would the world be without circles? Think of it. We owe a lot to circles. It's time we give them the honor that is due. (Knowing how you "love" math, I am surprised you posted this; mebbe you're commin' around--ya think?)

  3. Figures Lisa and Mom would be the first to jump on the math pi wagon! Math nerds.

    But even the math loather that I am, I would celebrate if it meant I got to eat a big slice of that fruit pizza. It takes fruit pizza to make math fun.

  4. Oops! I just knew Shelly couldn't have posted this!! Silly me, I didn't read "Attic Gal Alysa". Now everything makes sense. Now it all comes to light.

    Could you possibly post the recipe for your fruit pizza? It looks beautiful and looks like it would taste wonderful. (My mouth is watering.) Thanks again for the wonderful Pi Day idea.

  5. never heard of pi day?!? Thank goodness you got clued in. We are going to a pi party tonight. I guess everyone in college towns just need a reason to get together and eat. That holiday gets some attention here in Provo :)