Oh, I forgot. You hate math. If you're still reading, don't close out! I'm making it my job to help you cross over to the nerd side and join in the celebration. It'll be fun. |

**π**.

Stop your whining. This isn't going to hurt.

**THE #1 REASON TO CELEBRATE PI DAY**

This year's

**Pi Day**is extra special. It's not just any old Pi Day. It's . . . . .

**Ultimate Pi Day!**

**Pi Day**because the digits we use to represent

March 14 (3/14) correspond with the first three digits of

**π**(3.14).

__10 digits__of

**π**:

3.141592653 or 3/14/15, 9:26:53 a.m. and p.m.

This only happens once a century!

Each party guest finds a place at the table by locating a place card printed with a number sequence that represents his or her birthdate. Inside the folded place card, guests will find information concerning their number sequences within pi's never-ending decimal. Visit The Pi-Search Page to find the frequency and location of your particular number sequence. |
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With all those digits going on forever and ever, it's no wonder mathematicians sought a way to tidy things up a bit. About 300 years ago, the Math World settled on the use of the Greek letter π to represent this infinitely long number. Which brings us to the third reason you will want to celebrate Pi Day. |

#4 REASON TO CELEBRATE PI DAY |
Pi is a transcendental number. Wow. It's transcendental. How awesome is that! "But what does that mean?" you ask. Who cares? Just the sound of the word "transcendental" is enough to establish the importance of π.
In fact, pi is so important that the House of Representativesdesignated March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009. Pi Day even has its own official website: piday.org. |

Placemats are 18-inch square napkins. Each napkin placemat is a different color. |

= 1 birthday party guest . and . b = 1 party favor, pthen 4b + 4p = good timesI chose the frisbee as a party favor because it was shaped like a circle. However, Lee M-S left a comment on this post, pointing out that the inventor of the frisbee based the toy on baking pans from a certain Connecticut bakery. The name of the bakery? The Frisbie Pie Co. The History Channel's , as well as a "This Day in History" post for Jan. 23New York Times article entitled , appears to support the comment. Thank you, Lee.
"How the Frisbee Got Its Name" |
An SOS pad was used to remove the logos from the tops of the frisbees. Pi symbols, cut from black Contact paper, replace the original designs. |

Placemats: napkins made with fabric from Jo-Ann's Fabrics

Black dinner plates: no markings, Yard Sale

Flatware: inherited, no information

Frisbees: Big Lots

Black Contact paper: Amazon.com

Canning jar mugs: Goodman's

Napkins: fabric from Spoonflower.com, Pieces of Pi, Black

Hats and noise makers: Party City

Straws: Amazon.com

Beads: Mardi Gras 2013

This post is partying with Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday, and Between Naps on the Porch.

I love Pi Day, it will be this Saturday. Here are a few of my "poems" in honor of Pi Day:

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And June 28 will be "2π Day". Hooray!!!

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Jim,

DeleteThanks for sharing your Pi-ku poetry with me.

What a fun if confusing post, you lost me at #3 but it looked like a great party!

ReplyDeleteOh, dear! I worked so hard to make it clear. Well, can't win them all.

DeleteI'll mark my calendar and raise a slice of that sweet potato pie in honor of the day! Clever post and a nice homage to the fabulous Albert Einstein :)

ReplyDeleteThis is SOOOO CUTE! I'm going to visit my brother on Pi Day and I may just have to take some Pi party stuff along with me.

ReplyDeleteI hate math and I am a hopeless case, I can rather add 1 + +1 without a calculator ! I would do the decoration without thinking of any Pi's, lol !

ReplyDeleteHow clever is this! I love all of your bright colors and fun information! I just used Pi to instruct people on how to make my tablecloth from last weeks table - the burlap ruffled one!

ReplyDeleteI didn't know that it was a day that was celebrated though. If all math classes celebrated it like this - we would never forget!!

Very creative and fun post and photos for Pi Day ~

ReplyDeleteHappy Weekend coming to you,

artmusedog and carol

Very cute! But, I am no mathematician. I could never comprehend that, lol...Christine

ReplyDeleteAlthough I rather celebrate pie day I can understand your enthousiasm, because obviously it means a lot to you:) Happy Pi Day, my friend, and thank you for visiting my blog!

ReplyDeleteHoly wow, that was FUN! Who Knew? I always thought pi day was, you know PIE day! You are certainly bringing style and class to pi day!

ReplyDeleteJenna

I loved celebrating pi day with my students when I taught middle school math. This year will certainly be a special day to celebrate! Too bad I'm retired.

ReplyDeleteGG,

DeleteI taught middle school math as well. Sort of glad I missed the Common Core Curriculum though. Helping my grandchildren with their math homework has sometimes been a nightmare.

You've got me wanting to have a PI party and I don't care too much for celebrating holidays. But, then I did throw a party for all that happened on 12/16. I think it's magical that any size circle will always have pi. So, if an atom is truly a round shape then it's value is the same as the largest planet in our solar system. Whooo-hoo! Yup, Pi does need a party.

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Look at you go girl! Only a math teacher (OA) would think to create a tablescape like this! Fantastic! You have so many great details and explanations to go with each one that even I can sort of understand...yes, math was my downfall in school. Thanks for the fun learning experience - I relate to table settings much better than textbooks!

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What an enlightening post...just marked my calendar for the event♪

ReplyDeleteThat's a whole lot more than I ever thought I'd know about Pi. Fun and fascinating post!

ReplyDeleteIt's probably a whole lot more than you ever

Deletewantedto know too. HA!But just remember the catch phrase on TV: The more you know, the more you'll grow.

You may be on to something here! ;))

ReplyDeleteIf you were born on 3/14 (in any year), you are a PIsces!

ReplyDeleteAnd did you know that frisbees were (reportedly) based on pans from the Frisbee PIE company?

Lee,

DeleteYou're the greatest. You've added two more fun pi facts for tomorrow's celebration - Pisces and the frisbee connection.

Thank you so much for taking the time to add this comment to the post.