Secant, tangent, cosine, sine! 3.14159!
If this little rhyme brings back anxieties from middle school algebra class, don’t despair. This year, the Maryland Science Center is celebrating Pi Day — the annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi — the right way: with pizza and baked goods.
The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. Wednesday — March 14, or 3/14, corresponds to the first three digits of Pi — and include a pie-eating contest, a pizza pie toss, a pi recitation contest, pi-themed crafts and a search for circular objects in the museum.
Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
If the Maryland Science Center, located in Baltimore, is a little out of the way Wednesday, here are ways to nerd out in the D.C. area:
Pastry party: Local blogger/baker Emily Hilliard of Nothing in the House is teaming up Wednesday with Radio CPR DJs to host a Pi(e) Day party in Mount Pleasant. Expect live music, DJs, a pi(e) walk, and all-you-can-eat pie.
How will you celebrate Pi Day? Tell us in the comments below.