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Pi Day 2012

March 16, 2012

Pi Day is becoming quite the tradition at Saint Francis University. Each year the Mathematics Department invites the campus community to gather on March 14 (3-14) to celebrate pi (the popular and irrational mathematical constant 3.14). The event combines a few cool lessons, thought-provoking poster presentations, fundraising for a good cause, and course, some pie.

 

Pi  Pi Day is becoming quite the tradition at Saint Francis University. Each year the Mathematics Department invites the campus community to gather on March 14 (3-14) to celebrate pi (the popular and irrational mathematical constant 3.14). The event combines a few cool lessons, thought-provoking poster presentations, fundraising for a good cause, and course, some pie.
 Elementary Ed- Pi Day This year the pre-service teachers in Kate Remillard’s Modern Elementary Math II class used their new-found teaching knowledge to lead interactive demonstrations introducing the uninitiated to the amazing number pi.
 Universal Education Poster- Pi Day  Students in Dr. Remillard’s general mathematics class combined their math literacy and presentation skills through poster presentations around the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The goals guide all the world’s countries and leading development institutions in their collective efforts to tackle extreme poverty. Through the use of numbers and graphics the posters illustrate present-day conditions and challenges related to: ending poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS/Malaria, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development.
The Italian musician is the first ever Artist in Residence at Saint Francis. He is teaching classes and playing concerts on campus from January until May 2012.
 Poverty- Pi Day