The numbers that make up π go on and on forever. And for centuries people have attempted to calculate and recite more and more digits of π. In 2016 a computer calculated 22,459,157,718,361 digits of π, the record so far. The current Guinness World Record for reciting π digits is held by Rajveer Meena who in 2015 and at the age of 21 recited 70,000 numbers in 9 hours and 27 minutes.
In reality scientific applications, even those that need a high level of precision, need no more than a few hundred digits when using π. Beyond that, knowing more digits is primarily for scientific curiosity or competition. Such competition is not limited to humans, though. The task of computing π to billions or trillions of decimal places is often given as a speed test for supercomputers.
How long can you stay interested in putting together the digits of π?
1. Using the list above, string the digits of π into a necklace (or bracelet) using the correct order.
2. Number beads or plastic number charms sold on the Internet can be used for this purpose. You can also make your own number beads by writing on wooden beads (often can be found at a dollar store) or on penne pasta. Thin, small wooden numbers can also be strung, especially if other beads are strung between each letter. You can also use color beads, designating a certain color for a certain number.
3. See how many π digit beads/pasta you are willing to string.
by Eva St. Clair April 11, 2019
Our guest blogger, Katie, is a student from FIRST Chesapeake, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of technology leaders. Using the robot as the vehicle, FIRST Chesapeake reinforces Science and Math concepts through hands on learning while teaching valuable life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and creative thinking. FIRST Chesapeake impacts over 7,000 middle and high school students in DC, Virginia and Maryland.
Known as the “hardest fun you’ll ever have,” Katie competes on a local FIRST Robotics Competition team. Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of 20 or more students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors.
by Eva St. Clair March 22, 2019
We are so delighted to be featured in the 2019 Spring Clothes for Kids article in The Daily Mom!
We love outfits for girls that encourage them to be whoever they want to be. From astronauts to scientists, your little lady has a world of opportunity in front of her. Princess Awesome is innovating girls clothing, using patterns featuring all her favorite activities in styles that are perfect for both spring outings to the museum or even family Easter photos.
by Eva St. Clair March 12, 2019 2 Comments
Let’s face it: for the first few years, we get to pick their clothes because it’s not as if they are going to say, Mother, I despise pink and wish you would not put it on my person. Thank you and good night.
No, they can’t, so we decorate their rooms with pink and green and decide that the theme for their room will be frogs, and we just have to wait for the day (she is two now, so maybe when she is 5?) she will say, “Mom, I don’t like frogs.” So at that point, maybe we will re-decorate with ducks and rockets….? Or something completely different?