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Pi Day

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From: Suzanne A. (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Mar 11, 2000 at 21:37:48
Subject: Re: Pi Day

It just so happens that this very topic was just mentioned in the Math Forum
Monthly Newsletter! Here is what was said:

						PI DAY 2000
					March 14 at 1:59:26

  For Web sites about pi and activities for celebrating Pi Day,
  visit the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library:

       Arithmetic/Early: Number Sense/About Numbers: Pi
        http://mathforum.org/library/topics/pi/

  See, in particular:

   - Pi Mathematics - Ganas, Moore; National Center for
     Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)
     An adventure in exploring the concept of Pi, with
     activities, projects, applications, history, an
     information video, and teacher resources
     http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/RSE/RSEorange/buttons.html

   - The Pi Pages - Centre for Experimental and Constructive
     Mathematics (CECM)
     Links to many sources of information: the story of the
     history of the computation of pi, current records of
     computation, and more
     http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/pi/pi.html

   - Pi Through the Ages - MacTutor Math History Archives
     A history of pi
http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/
Pi_through_the_ages.html

  Try an activity sent to us by teacher Diana Funke:
   - Making a Pi Necklace
     http://mathforum.com/teachers/middle/activities/pi_day.html

  or send a Pi Day greeting card:
   - 123 Greetings
     http://www.123greetings.com/events/pi/

If you are interested in reading other issues or subscribing to the
Newsletter, please look here:
	http://mathforum.org/electronic.newsletter/

I hope that helps.

 -Suzanne A., for the Teacher2Teacher service

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