tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post6406844966721002938..comments2024-07-23T09:12:20.588-07:00Comments on Math Mama Writes...: Pi Day: What's Your Favorite Discovery?Sue VanHattumhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-57187462549446424862010-05-17T21:31:01.809-07:002010-05-17T21:31:01.809-07:00Wow! I like that song, and I think some of my stud...Wow! I like that song, and I think some of my students will like it even more. <br /><br />And big thanks for help with that pesky pi. If I write a pi day post next year, I'll have your help handy here.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-22920355140187201792010-05-17T20:46:42.310-07:002010-05-17T20:46:42.310-07:00There are a variety of ways of including the lette...There are a variety of ways of including the letter pi in running text that will flow better than inserting an image and be properly understood by search engines and screen readers. You can insert a unicode π character directly, if you have access to a Greek keyboard layout or unicode character palette, or you can use the <a href="http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_symbols.asp" rel="nofollow">HTML entity</a> π (spelled "&pi;").<br /><br />Also, speaking of π songs, check out <a href="http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/i-am-the-first-fifty-digits-of-pi/" rel="nofollow">"I Am the First Fifty Digits of Pi"</a>.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-42641912387325607842010-05-04T20:19:53.461-07:002010-05-04T20:19:53.461-07:00Here's another Pi Day song, written by the dad...<a href="http://sites.google.com/site/briangraymusic/songs/pi-day" rel="nofollow">Here's another Pi Day song</a>, written by the dad of one of Amanda Serenevy's students. Cool!Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-89418976693834883392010-03-27T10:16:34.360-07:002010-03-27T10:16:34.360-07:00That is the coolest thing. I had noticed it for ye...That is the coolest thing. I had noticed it for years, and never really had a deep understanding of why it's so, until I <a href="http://mathmamawrites.blogspot.com/2009/08/wcydwt-scene-from-holes.html" rel="nofollow">blogged about a scene in the book <i>Holes</i></a>. I was trying to hop on the WCYDWT bandwagon...Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-17030211402772436732010-03-27T09:55:00.371-07:002010-03-27T09:55:00.371-07:00Mine isn't exactly a Pi Day discovery, but I w...Mine isn't exactly a Pi Day discovery, but I was pretty surprised (and intrigued) when the teacher pointed out that when the formula for the area of square/circle/rectangle,etc. is differentiated, we'll wind up with the formula of the perimeter;)whimsicismhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07570502619842388734noreply@blogger.com