While math wasn’t my very favorite subject in high school, my high school math teacher and mock trial coach, Mr. Hull, is one of my very favorite and most inspiring teachers. I might not remember any of the math formulas he taught in my algebra, geometry, and calculus classes, but I clearly remember learning about Pi. To math scholars, Pi is the most important and intriguing number in all of mathematics. To me, the day celebrating Pi is a great reason to talk about tasty pot pie recipes. In honor of Pi Day March 14, I’m sharing a collection of tasty pot pies for dinner that will be great additions to your dinner plans.
The number π is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and is approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “pi”.
Pi fun facts:
- The first six digits of pi (314159) appear in order at least six times among the first 10 million decimal places of pi.
- The symbol for Pi (π) has only been used for the past 250 years but Pi has been studied for almost 4,000 years.
- The symbol π in mathematics represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
- The letter π is the first letter of the Greek word “periphery” and “perimeter.”
- The first 144 digits of pi add up to 666 (which many scholars say is “the mark of the Beast”) and 144 = (6+6) x (6+6).
- Many mathematicians claim that it is more correct to say that a circle has an infinite number of corners than to view a circle as being cornerless.
- Computing pi is a stress test for a computer.
- Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day (3/14/1879).
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Disclosure: My “tasty pot pies for dinner” recipe collection is part of a sponsored post by Foodie. I personally selected each recipe to be added to the collection. All opinions and ideas are entirely my own.