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Yours truly will be taking a few days off for spring break festivities that coincidentally coincide with Pi Day (3.14) and then Saint Patty's Day.
If you are looking for something to do to celebrate Pi this weekend, check out the festivities at the Saint Louis Science Center. According to their website:
"The Saint Louis Science Center is planning a "Celebration of Pi" on March 14-17, 2008 in honor of the mysterious and famous number Pi (Pi = 3.14). Through this celebration, we hope to give visitors and staff the opportunity to experience mathematics in a fun and interesting environment.
A Little Pi Background...
The number Pi is, fundamentally, the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of any circle (circumference / diameter = Pi). No one knows exactly who discovered pi; however, it is known that the ancient Greeks and Egyptians had decent approximations. The Greek symbol for pi was first used in 1706...302 years ago!"
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