Mar 2, 2018 | Cambridge

March 14 marks annual event for math fans and enthusiasts of this unique number


Which number is so special that it’s celebrated in many countries around the world? It’s 3.14 … , pi, of course! Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14.

That’s right, pi—the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, or (π = c/d)—has its own special celebration. Mathnasium of Cambridge will commemorate Pi Day on Wednesday, March 14, with an open house that includes pi-themed food and fun activities. All are welcome.

Pi Day is always a blast for our kids and their parents. Between the fun activities and the goodies, kids get to celebrate math for math’s sake. It’s a part of how we help them learn to love math. As the local math experts, that’s something we really believe in and try to promote.

Typically expressed as 3.14159 … or 3.14, pi’s digits go on indefinitely, and computers have calculated its decimals into the billions. Represented by the Greek letter, “π,” pi is a critical concept in pure mathematics and in the formulas of physics and engineering. Wherever there are circles, spheres, spirals, curves, rings, or waves, there is pi. It is also part of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, which defines how precisely we can know the state of the universe.

Pi Day is observed annually on March 14 in countries that follow the month/day (mm/dd) date format, because the date, 3/14, corresponds to pi’s first three numerals. Pi Day celebrations include “pi-themed,” circle-shaped food such as pizza pies, fruit pies, cookies, or cupcakes, as well as educational events and activities to encourage appreciation of math.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Mathnasium of Cambridge

115 Dundas Street North, Cambridge, ON


By Phone: 519-628-6668

By Email: [email protected]