But . . . why is the rum, I mean, slice gone?
Don’t look now, guys, but I think there may be, close by here, a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a Robber Mouse.
Big slice of Pi to the mice for that great math explanation!
Nice to see this! Also noted on today’s Fox Trot:
I could go for a big slice of apple pie about now…..
Do Moon Pies count?
An absolutely fascinating book that shows how the understanding of pi also shows the state of human knowledge and progress and lack thereof at times is this:
Gotta love the Robber Mice!!!
I admit to being really bad at math, but I can get behind having an excuse to eat pie. :D Especially pizza pie, because that totally counts, right?
I’ve still never fully understood why e^iπ = -1
Best explanation I’ve seen yet! I love that you’re teaching kids not to be scared of math. And I especially love the little mouse-nerd glasses!
So is that a pie chart or a π chart?
Happy National Pi Day, Orbsters!!! ♥╣[π]╠♥
Math tastes good. Especially subtraction.
I love Pucky’s little paw replacing Lupin’s pie chart with a pi chart!
I don’t know whether it’s the crust, the filling, or both, but I’ve never encountered a pie that I liked. Meringue pie, which I have NOT encountered yet, sounds intriguing, but, alas, meringue is made from eggs. As of last year, my body has decided that eggs are Not Good, and to be… rejected… from here on out.
Here is a puzzle. You have a circle of diameter D, and an area AC. You have square with side length the same as the diameter D, and an area AS. You want to know what the ratio of AC to AS is. Find it without using pi.
I doubt that mice would cut such a tidy piece. However, those mice are exceptional.
Only Elvis’s paw is in this one.
Dang it! Those mice are smarter than I am.
It’s not Math it’s Maths!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbZCECvoaTA
It’s only Pi day if you use the American format for dates. In the UK, it’s 14/3.
OH NO IT DOES NOT!!!
Pucky toe beans!
I love Puck’s pi shirt. His magical cat closet has everything!
I love that the mice understand the math…
Well, too bad the mice have touched and contaminated that pie. Alas, what a waste of good food. Throw it away. Oh the woe. This is so unbearable.
Classical purists such as I pronounce this letter/number to rhyme with “see”. Have a wonderful day! :op
Pi Pie , as long as its circular that works for me
The mice show up, a pie goes bye
Sweet Pucky thinks they’re just explainin’ pi
Filchin’ a pie, filchin’ a pie
Gotta get it home, dessert resupply
They love to steal, duh! they’re robber mice
But they’re not rude, takin’ just one slice
Gotta get it home, a great feast is nigh
Bye, bye, bye, snatchin’ a pie
My, oh, my, filchin’ a pie
(Peter Callander / Mitch Murray – Hitchin’ a Ride)
Happy PI Day! What’s your favorite (sweet or savory)?
In our house, we hope to celebrate with a nice pepperoni pi.
Best explanation of pi I’ve heard!
Easy as…well, you know.
I was going to make a Bavarian Cream. I may make a strawberry rhubarb pie instead. Or maybe the Bavarian Cream with a strawberry rhubarb compote. Hmmm – what to do, what to do?
Pi r square.No, pi r not square. Pi are round.Cornbread r square.
(back into lurk mode)
Thanks, Georgia for actually helping me out on an art project today. I am building a large cardboard sculpture of a wheel and need to figure out the circumference. I was meaning to look up the formula online but the robber mice have so handily demonstrated it today!
Also Albert Einstein’s birthday. (Fun fact: In MS Office, when you go to set the date and time format, the sample date is today, I believe in memory of Einstein. Nice little Easter egg.)
Thank you Miss Dunn, I love you even more. That’s an accurate math lesson, and a good one. My lesson: I’d have my students bring in various circles. Extra credit for most creative (bike wheel as opposed to coin). We’d measure them with tape measures and meter sticks/rulers I provided, then divide to discover pi. I brought a hula hoop for variety since most students brought something small like a lid. I’d express surprise that we all got the same answer although our circles were different sizes. Hashtag Discovery Method Math. Hashtag Moore Method. Thank you BCN for awesome cats and awesome math.
Pi is a transcendental number. Among other things it can’t be expressed as the ratio of two rational numbers. It gets worse but the word “polynomial” comes into play and most people would prefer not to know that.
I’m impressed by how well the robber mice slice! For me, that first piece always comes out messy.
Don McLean: American Pie
My, my, the circumference of pie
Oh, the diameter is d times 3.14159
The Robber Mice, you see it’s their time to shine,
Saying this pie tastes so mighty fine
This pie tastes so mighty fine.
Did you use a homemade crust,
And save a piece for all of us?
And is it apple, or maybe cherry pie?
Now do you make a fine pecan?
Or is custard in your plan?
And do you like it a la mode?
Now I know you love your peach pie, too
Sweet cherry pie with lots of goo!
Baking is such fun!
Is there enough for everyone?
It was great to learn geometry,
The girls all taught it well, I see,
But why are there only three?
Wounder where Agnes could be?
The day, we lost a slice!
We started singing:
I once read of a demonstration that used a wooden floor with one-inch-wide strips and toothpicks cut to one-inch length. If you randomly drop the toothpicks and they are free to rotate, you will find that the ratio of twice the total number of toothpicks to the number that land crossing a line is pi. Of course, it takes a LOT of toothpicks
Animated demo here https://miro.medium.com/max/875/1*tDoPrZQ5EgL_H7aBywiAtg.gif
Check out today’s “Arlo and Janis.”
That is a great way to teach the concept of pi to kids!
OT. for some reason my account wouldn’t accept my password and had to reset. Has anyone else had this problem lately? Happy Sunday to all!
Happy Pi day everyone! Georgia, I hope you are feeling better. Any possible date for when Swan Eaters will be coming back?
I make homemade lemon meringue and pecan pies (from scratch including the crust)
this year, I want to try my hand at something a little different, namely an Irish cottage pie for St. Patrick’s day and a few other real traditional treats from the emerald isle.
I was going to make shepherd’s pie, but the supermarket was all out of fresh ground shepherds.
Lupin’s Pie Day was WAY BETTER than Pi Day. And potentially very tasty.
Pucky you look so cute in your Pi t-shirt. Advanced calculus (not the the equation for Pi is advanced) always got me as well, so I sympathise with it being confusing.
On the subject of egg substitutes for recipes: 1 T. ground flax seed and 3 T. of very warm water. Whisk water and ground flax seeds together in a bowl until combined, about 30 seconds. Let sit until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk again, about 30 seconds. Let sit until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Equals one large egg. I have used this; it works. It comes from allrecipes.com
Pi makes the world go round!
That’s a sweet explanation of Pi. Well done.
Yup—gotta love Pi Day. Personally, I lean more towards the apple or chocolate variety, but I’ll take what I can get …
As i read this, I am actually eating an apple pie, also how many digits of pi can you recite, i know 3.14159, and that’s it. (useing a website copy-paste doesn’t count)
February 26, 2016