Santa Barbara Pi Day Celebration 2016

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March 14 is International Pi Day. The Santa Barbara Public Library System partnered with local educators Tom Biesanz and Ruth Wishengrad for a fun, participatory celebration of all things mathematical. Activities included visual, musical, and kinesthetic math projects and problems (and pie, of course). Pi Day festivities were at the Central Library on Monday, 3.14.16.

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent circumference over diameter of a circle. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. It continues infinitely without repetition or pattern.

Tom Biesanz and Ruth Wishengrad have 40 years combined experience improving math attitude, confidence and ability. Biesanz is the author of “Right Brain Math”. He trains teachers and is known as MisterNumbers on Youtube with millions of views. Wishengrad, a former elementary school teacher with eight years as a developer of math curriculum, uses music and movement to help children alleviate anxiety and stress and promote focus and confidence with her program “Songs to Change Your Tune”.

Gearing up for Pi Day

Visiting Laguna Blanca Lower School and the Girls Inc afterschool programs in Santa Barbara and Goleta.

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