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National Pi Day observed at Adair Co. High School
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By Dawn Baker
Happy Pi Day from Adair County High School! We hope you are all enjoying this national day that celebrates the mathematical constant Pi. Pi begins with the digits 3.14159 and is simply the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
The ACHS Geometry classes are celebrating math's special figure (Pi) today with many different activities. Our Geometry classes have recently been calculating surface area and volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres all which involve the use of Pi.
Pi is an infinite, non-repeating number which was discovered 306 years ago! In 1706, a mathematician named William Jones discovered the circumference of a circle is always a little more than three times the diameter. The ratio of the circumference of any circle, no matter its size to its diameter is always approximately 3.14.
This special number coincidentally happens to be Albert Einsteins birthday, March 14!
See attached picture of ACHS math classes taught by Mr. John Shelley, Mrs. Tammy Feese, Mrs. Robin Loy, and Mrs. Dawn Baker - Dawn Baker
This story was posted on 2012-03-13 14:50:04
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