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