Pi Day is the one day where mathematicians and non-mathematicians can join together in an awesome holiday to eat pie, appreciate Pi, and throw a party or two. Here are some ways to make the most out of your Pi Day.
1. Throw a Pi Day party!
This is the most obvious choice, as most people enjoy pie, whether it be pizza pie or dessert pie or even a meat pie. If you’re a math geek, this is the best way to lure in your non-math friends & family for some fun and math puns. Play some games, eat pie, and enjoy people’s company.
2. Have a math movie/tv marathon
-I.Q. is a lighthearted, fun math movie in which a mechanic fakes being a math genius to order to win the heart of Einstein’s niece.
-Proof is about a daughter of a math genius who is trying to finish her father’s work as he’s become mentally ill.
-Story of One is a fantastic math documentary narrated by ex-Monty Python member Terry Jones.
-Beautiful Mind is dramatic biography about a man named John Nash who created Game Theory.
Other suggestions: Stand & Deliver, Good Will Hunting, Pi, Donald in Mathmagic Land, Numb3rs, Cyberchase
3. Play math games
-Sumoko: Bananagrams but with math operations
-Math Dash: Scrabble with math operations
-Stone Age: not a math game per se, but every turn requires math calculations
Other suggestions: Blokus, Rubik’s cubes, Geek Battle Trivia
Even if you aren’t a math person, Pi Day can still be a way to learn some facts about math, play games, watch a movie, or have fun with friends.