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Norcrest Elementary School Students Celebrate Pi Day

Friday, March 13, 2015
 
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WHO:              
Norcrest Elementary School Enrichment Camp students and District staff
 
WHAT:            
Pi Day Celebration
  

WHEN:            
Saturday
, March 14, 2015, 8 – 10 a.m.   
 
WHERE:          
Norcrest Elementary School Cafeteria
3951 NE 16 Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
 
WHY:              
Across the globe, Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14). Pi, (Greek letter “π”) is the mathematical character used to symbolize a constant and the ratio between the circumferences of a circle to its diameter, which is about 3.14159.
 
Norcrest fourth and fifth grade Enrichment Camp students have researched the history of the day and have planned a presentation and various activities, including eating pie, during this year’s celebration. 2015 is a special Pi Day occurrence as its digits of 3.1.4.15 only happen every 100 years.
 
As an irrational and sublime number, Pi continues infinitely, without pattern. It has been calculated to over one trillion digits past the decimal point. While only a small amount of digits are needed for its calculations, Pi’s inestimable nature makes it an entertaining experiment to learn for students, and to computationally guess its digits.
 
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