Glen Meadow celebrates Pi Day

| 24 Mar 2014 | 04:09

Seventh-grade students at Glen Meadow Middle School recently celebrated Pi Day.

Activities included decorating a large section of the hall with the first 353 digits of pi, pi recitation contests, creating circular-shaped snacks decorated with the digits of pi, and bringing in circular-shaped items to discover how pi is related to a circle.

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi equals 3.1415926535 … With the use of computers, pi has been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number, meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi (π) was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

March 14 also is the birthday of physicist, Albert Einstein.