Friday, March 14, 2008
Happy Pi Day!
Every year, my kids' school celebrates Pi Day (3.14--March 14th, for the uninitiated) by holding a Pi contest. The kid who can recite Pi to the most decimal points wins--what else?--a pie. Yesterday, to demonstrate his prowess, my older son recited Pi to 46 decimal points. I had no idea he could do this. After all, he rarely remembers to turn off the lights, close the door, or wear his glasses. Today at school, he recited Pi to 66 decimal points and was the undisputed winner. And this year, thanks to the generosity of Hewlett-Packard, there was a surprise prize for the winner, in addition to the traditional pie (chocolate creme, yum!). Can you tell how proud he is?