Illustration of a pieYou may have seen some social media posts today regarding “Pi Day”, and while it may just sound like a day reserved for eating baked goods, we assure you that is not the true spirit of the occasion!

Pi as you may know is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  Although Pi goes on infinitely, it’s most often numerically represented for its abbreviation, 3.14.

That is why we celebrate Pi Day on March 14th every year!

Teachers will often host parties where students are encouraged to bring pies of their own to share with classmates. A typical Pi Day party will also feature math games and prizes.

As a private tutoring service, we can tell you that Pi Day is one of the most effective ways of convincing students to engage with the material they are learning, and get excited about math.

Fun fact: March 14th is also Einstein’s birthday!

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