PRESTONSBURG – Big Sandy Community and Technical College Library hosted Pie for Pi Day on Monday. Librarians treated students with mini pies to honor March 14 as Pi Day.
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
The library is a place that many people overlook the value of resources available. BSCTC offers books (print and online), magazines and academic journals (print and online), newspapers (local, state and national), census records, local history resources, computer labs and quiet study areas for both individuals and groups. The celebration of Pi is only one of the fun educational celebrations planned for 2016.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
BSCTC is making education fun and accessible to Eastern Kentucky community. If you are interested in taking classes, contact the BSCTC office of admission today at 606-886-3863. Your future is waiting.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.