# History of pi

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Pi day video I found. 6th graders loved it. Especially the claymation mathematician joke. Cracked them up! HAPPY PI DAY!

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Without the Exploratorium, we might never have had an official Pi Day celebration. In 1988 Exploratorium physicist Larry Shaw started the tradition, and it was finally recognized by Congress in 2009. The Exploratorium highlights some great hands-on activities, and there is also a great list of Pi-related links.

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OTHER PI HISTORY: Mathematicians all over the world began using the 16th letter in the Greek alphabet (Pi) in the early 1700's. Introduced in 1706 by William Jones but the symbol was not popularized until 1737 when a man the name of Leonhard Euler. Ancient Babylonians calculated the area of a circle by taking 3 times the square of its radius, which gave them a value of pi = 3. One Babylonian tablet dated from the year 1900–1680 BC indicated a value of 3.125 for Pi, which is a close…

Did you know that Pi Beta Phi has 12 Founders!? Read here for some history of Pi Beta Phi - Young Founders

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If you want to expand your way of thinking and your knowledge of the universe and take a look at the science of the world from a non-Christian point of view, READ THIS. It's totally stretching my mind.

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