Nerdy Holiday Alert!
As of right now, you have 2 weeks to plan your Pi Day celebrations. Visit last year's run down of prepping for Pi Day and how our family celebrated Pi Day for some ideas.
Since I was a young kid, I always celebrated with pi(e). My math club actually held a fundraiser a few weeks before so we can celebrate Pi Day the proper way. It turned out to be a big thank you to the math tutors for volunteering their time rather than a true showing of nerdom. However, I get very nostalgic towards Pi Day. I feel it's a day your true nerd can shine, but I do feel that there should always be more to the holiday, like a figure, so to speak: Mathman, Pi-person, Circumference-to-diameter woman, maybe?? I'll keep thinking about it. Whoever s/he is, s/he should come and leave calculators on desks, bake pi(e)s and pizza pi(e)s, and bless us with smarts till Pi Day of next year.
I'm excited that J is good at drawing circles now. He's also really good at math, and he likes pie. I'll probably end up bringing pie to his classroom again and talking a little bit about fractions: how many friends in the class, how many like or can eat pie, how many pieces should I cut the pie into, and as I serve it note when 1/4 and 1/2 of the pie is gone - how many people have received pie at that point? Maybe, I can get them to recite Pi to a few decimal places. That would be pretty nerdy.
I'd love to hear how you and your family celebrate this nationally recognized holiday.