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?

12 comments:

sophanne said...

Congrats wise one- I'm partial to the crown myself. We're celebrating with pizza pie!

Tammy said...

I see that over-achievement runs in the family! Enjoy the pi. :)

kmkat said...

Isn't amazing what kids can do when they want to, as opposed to what they can do when WE want them to? Congrats to the Pi(e) King!

Lydee said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Laurie said...

As a teacher, I am so very proud of your son's school, his teacher, you, and your son. At my school I organized several events for the intermediate students (4th, 5th, 6th). So much fun! At home, (as my husband is an engineer) we celebrated with homemade pizza and cherry pie. He loves pi(e) day!
Tell your son, congrats!!

trek said...

Woo-hoo!

I forgot yesterday was Pi Day :o(

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Umm, ok, how flippin' cute is that kid?? Congrats to the math maestro...

melissaknits said...

Brilliant child. Obviously takes after his mother.

Sharon said...

Impressive feat, congrats!

Bea said...

Ooooh, a graphing calculator (pushes glasses up nose) that is so awesome, and what a great holiday, I'll have to remember Pi Day! Congratulations to your son, what a great achievement!

...Sarah said...

That is very cool. How sad is it that I had no idea this day existed until I watched Saturday Night Live? Obviously I do not share your sons math prowess.

annmarie said...

now that's just cool! :)