Monday, March 14, 2011

Pi Day = Ides of March* - 1

Vi Hart's promotion of Tau Day
To honor Pi Day today (which is always on the day before the Ides of March*) I thought I would share Vi Hart's video promoting Tau day... a kind of Un-Pi Day rant?

Tonight on Math 2.0 Live - Special Pi Day presentation: "Blockhead - The Life of Fibonacci" 

Meet author Joseph D'Agnese and discuss ways to use his mathematical picture book, Blockhead: The Life of FIbonacci, to teach not only about the Fibonacci sequence, but a variety of other math concepts.

Right now I'm mostly thinking about the Ides of April +  2 (April 15) that's when CLIME is planning a Math 2.0 live & virtual Party at our booth (#326) at the NCTM meeting in Indianapolis. More details to follow.

*The Ides of March is the name of 15 March in the Roman calendar, probably referring to the day of the full moon. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 B.C.- Wikipedia
See my Pi Page