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March 15, 2004

Albany -- Math students were eating pie and pizza today, celebrating "Pi day."

The gifted math students in the 7th and 8th grades at Merry Acres Middle School answered problems on Pi. Pi is 3-point-14, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle.

The mathematics equation dates back thousands of years. But still today Pi is a basic for learning math. Gifted math teacher Debra Smith said "Anything that has to do with circles always uses Pi. So it's something the kids need to be familiar with. Doing Pi day activities gives them an idea of what it is, rather than just memorizing a formula."

To celebrate Pi day, the students brought pizza, pies, and cookies for snacks. Any round food was excepted, so they could figure the diameter of the snack.

posted at 3:29 PM by jimw@walb.com