Today, March 14, is National Pi Day! 3/14 just like the number π (pi), 3.14 – get it? :)
You may not know this about me, but I have always been a bit of a science and math nerd. True story. In college I was studying for a degree in biology. After my first semester of college my guidance counselor told me I was finished with all of my math requirements. I was actually pretty sad that I didn’t have to take anymore math. In all honesty, if I had more room in my schedule I probably would have taken a few math courses just for fun!
As much as I like math, I ‘might’ like dessert a little more. Pi day is the perfect excuse day for having a little pie for dessert. It is a fun way to teach your kid’s about math while having a special little treat!
I am an excellent baker, but for some reason I cannot bake a pie crust to save my life. (Confession: I always end up having to use store bought crust.) Luckily for me, Marie Callender’s makes delicious pies and all the work is done for me. I went to the store, and was surprised by how many choices were there. My favorite is lemon meringue, but my hubby and the kids don’t really like it. Instead, I chose a delicious Chocolate Satin Pie.
Can I just tell you this pie is delicious! Super chocolate-y and creamy. Everyone in the family had some and everyone loved it!
Here are some π facts to share with your kids:
- Pi is the most recognized mathematical constant in the world
- We can never truly measure the circumference or the area of a circle because we can never truly know the value of pi
- Pi is an irrational number, meaning its digits go on forever in a seemingly random sequence
- In the Greek alphabet, pi is the sixteenth letter. In the English alphabet, p is also the sixteenth letter.
- “Pi Day” is celebrated on March 14 (which was chosen because it resembles 3.14). The official celebration begins at 1:59 p.m., to make an appropriate 3.14159 when combined with the date.
- Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day (3/14/1879)
(All facts were obtained here)
You can celebrate National Pi Day, too! Enjoy this $1.50 off coupon for any Marie Callender’s frozen pies:
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You can also check out Marie Callender’s blog for party ideas, how-to’s and more: https://clvr.li/Ye3AlJ
So tell me, what is your favorite type of pie?