Celebrating Pi


Sarah Treusch

Bob Carniroli after getting viciously pied in the face

Pi Day is an annual celebration on March 14, in honor of the mathematical constant pi. Pi is an irrational number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is one of the most important and fascinating mathematical constants and Pi Day is an opportunity for people around the world to celebrate its significance.


Mu Alpha Theta is sponsoring the annual Pie-An-Admin Day to raise money for their club and “to get people excited for math,” Sarah Treusch states. Mathematics is a stigmatized subject in school, but Mu Alpha Theta, the math national honor society, hopes to help people realize it can be fun.


Treusch’s favorite thing about Pi day is that Mu Alpha Theta usually brings in pies in a variety of flavors for the teachers in the Math department, and themselves. ”I don’t even like pie, but I always buy myself a chocolate pie.” [Treusch winked]. They also pie the administration at Lunch, and “it is just super fun,” says Treusch.


The date of March 14 was chosen for Pi Day because it represents the first three digits (3.14). However, pi is an infinite number, meaning that its decimal representation goes on infinitely without repeating. Computers have calculated pi to trillions of digits beyond the decimal point, but only a few dozen digits are typically used in most calculations.


Pi Day celebrations can take many forms, from simple observances to elaborate events. Some people mark the occasion by sharing pi-related jokes or memes on social media. Others participate in pi-related games and contests, such as reciting the digits of pi or solving pi-related puzzles. Some schools and universities use the occasion to promote math education and engage students in fun and interactive ways.


In conclusion, Pi Day is an important celebration of the mathematical constant pi and its significance in the world of mathematics, science, engineering and technology. Pi Day provides an opportunity for people around the world to come together to celebrate.


Mu Alpha Theta Officers

Vice Pres = Natalie Hamm

Secretary = Jada Bailey

Tutoring Director = Sophia Landis

Sponsor = Katie Roth (Math teacher)