**MATHS**

**Pi DAY**

March 14 marks Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign Pi. Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, March 14 was selected because the numerical date (3.14) represents the first three digits of pi, and it also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday.

This year mathematics staff at McKinnon are running Pi day during lunchtime on **Wednesday 15 March **at** both **campuses, as this fits in best with the teaching program of the school and avoids sports afternoons which would take students away to different sporting venues.

*What do students do? You might ask.*

Students learn and recite Pi to as many decimal places as possible. There are certificates and prizes to be won!

Last year’s overall winner was Chris Liolios (Year 12, class of 2022) who was able to recite Pi up to 1,000 decimal places which is our all time record.

So join in the fun and start practicing reciting Pi!

Good Luck

**Mr Manolas**

**Maths Manager**

PS: I have included π to 1000 decimal places arranged in groups of 50 digits to help you recite it.

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510

58209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

82148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128

48111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

44288109756659334461284756482337867831652712019091

45648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273

72458700660631558817488152092096282925409171536436

78925903600113305305488204665213841469519415116094

33057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548

07446237996274956735188575272489122793818301194912

98336733624406566430860213949463952247371907021798

60943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132

00056812714526356082778577134275778960917363717872

14684409012249534301465495853710507922796892589235

42019956112129021960864034418159813629774771309960

51870721134999999837297804995105973173281609631859

50244594553469083026425223082533446850352619311881

71010003137838752886587533208381420617177669147303

59825349042875546873115956286388235378759375195778

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