An irrational day celebrating math
Celebrate Pi Day with contests, prizes, and free pie (while supplies last) in the Lion Courtyard from 11:00 a.m. to 1:59 p.m. Attempt to win the recitation contest, join the random tossing to calculate Pi, create at Pi-Ku, and discover Pi activities.
Bring an empty pie pan to join the campus wide Pi pan banging at 1:59 p.m. Free pieces of pie, while supplies last.
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.
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.
Pi Day at Leeward is brought to you by Leeward's Math faculty, with funding from Leeward's Student Government!