September Dinner Meeting
Weird Ways to Work with PI (And have you noticed that the spelling of “weird” is weird?)
Friday, September 16, 2022
(Mask wearing when not eating is highly recommended.)
Many a mathematical scholar has contemplated the meaning and mystery of the number pi: the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. But I ask: Who said the concept of “pi” should apply only to circles? What is pi for a square? What is pi for a right triangle? What interesting non-circular problems can be solved with non-circular pi-values?
Let’s get weird and quirky and let pi loose on all kinds of wild shapes!
James (PhD, Princeton 1994, mathematics) writes books, makes math videos and video courses, advises on curriculum, consults with teachers, and gives demonstration classes and professional development sessions across the globe. He has taught mathematics both at university and high-school institutions and is absolutely committed to promoting effective and joyful mathematics thinking, learning, and doing at all levels of the education spectrum.
James is an ambassador for the Mathematical Association of America in Washington D.C., and a founder of the Global Math Project, an initiative to transform the entire world’s perception of what mathematics can, and should, be. This program has now reached over 7 million students and teachers across the planet.
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