Students at the Math Academy at Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks will battle to recite 1,000 digits of pi on Thursday which is National Pi Day.
The whole Los Angeles Unified School District will celebrate “National Pi Day,” but few as extensive (and fun) as Millikan.
By definition, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is abbreviated 3.14. Pi is an infinite decimal. Here are the first 30 digits of Pi: 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279.
Students will try to recite more than 1,000 Pi digits. Last year’s winner remembered more than 700 digits.
Part of the celebration will include a pie eating contest, pizza pie for lunch and students can throw a pie at Millikan Middle School teachers or administrators.
Pi Day will raise money to provide a scholarship fund for students who might otherwise not be able to attend field trips. Domino’s Pizza and Ralph’s supermarkets donated pizzas.
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