Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pi day!

by Julie

Happy Pi Day, everyone!

It's 3/14 today, the one day every year set aside to celebrate an irrational number that is also a mathematical constant. We can thank this lovely, neverending, and (as yet) never-repeating decimal representation for giving us the opportunity to measure a circle's circumference and to determine its area. And we can thank Archimedes for his dedication to approximating the true value of Pi.

Fun stuff, huh?

Okay... so if math isn't your thing, then let's look at another way to celebrate.
Pi is a homonym of pie, right?

And because pies are circular, they can be measured by using Pi. Is that an awesome coincidence or what?

Best of all, if you love pie, you're in the right place. Our Ellery Adams writes the fabulous Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries, the newest of which PEACH PIES AND ALIBIS, just came out March 5th!

You know what? Diving into Ellery's newest book seems like the best way to celebrate Pi day. What do you think?