Students celebrate Pi Day

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The 7th grade pre-algebra class at Greenville Middle School recently celebrated Pi Day with a variety of activities including constructing a “human pi symbol.” (Submitted Photo)

The 7th grade pre-algebra class at Greenville Middle School recently celebrated Pi Day with a variety of activities including constructing a “human pi symbol.” (Submitted Photo)

The 7th grade pre-algebra class at Greenville Middle School recently celebrated Pi Day with a variety of activities including constructing a “human pi symbol.”

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

According to PiDay.org, Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.