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Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

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Distinguished Professor IV

Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

Celebrate Pi by eating pie. 

 

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Teaching Assistant

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

It's amazing how Archimedes discovered PI without a computer. Today we can't work without a screen in front of our face.

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!


@Reggie wrote:

It's amazing how Archimedes discovered PI without a computer. Today we can't work without a screen in front of our face.


Too true, unfortunately,  I'm amazed at kids being allowed to use devices in school to do their math for them these days.  We weren't even allowed to use a calculator. 


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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

We were only allowed to use slide rules -- which of course, most everyone had no idea how to use.

 

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Moderator
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Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

Ahhhh I missed pi day! (I made waffles tho... so at least I had something sweet?).

 

I think I've seen a slide ruler once growing up, never did learn how those work. LOL I also wonder how an abacus is used... time to hit up Google.

 

-Liz

 

 

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

1. Never to late to eat pie.

2. I could never figure out a slide rule.....I'm told only engineers understand those. 

4. I remember at one point learning about how an abacus worked. Maybe it was history class? But it didn't stick to my brain at all. And then calculators came, and that was all she wrote. 

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Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

Speaking of calculators... schools should definitely loan out their own TI-82s or whatever model they're using these days. We had to spend all that money on a fancy graphing calculator to use in a couple classes and NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN.

 

-Liz

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

"We had to spend all that money on a fancy graphing calculator to use in a couple classes and NEVER TOUCH IT AGAIN."

 

This.

Yes, ditto, ditto. What the fudge?  They were so expensive, and we used it twice. 

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Teaching Assistant

Re: Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

Wow. They didn't have anything like a TI-82 in my school. But I didn't go to college. They look like they would have been fun to learn.