Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy 3.14159265 Day

Numbers fascinate me, always have.  I count everything, as a child how many steps to school, how many bites to finish my dinner.  When I "met" Pi (the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, I spent hours seeing how far out I could take its decimal. Someone took it out 63,000 places, I think I managed somewhere around 24 places.
 Loved the idea that it was an irrational number, something I could definitely identify with and that it couldn't be expressed as a fraction, just a decimal.  I love turning  decimals into fractions and then  fractions into decimals, I know, I know, I was a weird kid.
Anyway Happy Pi Day------that's ∏ to you.

4 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I wish I understood, numbers have never made any sense to me (although I've worked in accounting/money for many years!) words on the other hand always make sense - my husband is the opposite!

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  2. I'm a bit like Jay, I was always scared of numbers. My mum is just like you, counting things, making patterns with numbers etc.

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  3. To you too. Like Jay and Trish am terrified and mystified by numbers. Stopped maths at age 15 and never want to go back there.

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  4. Numbers were definitely my 'thing' so much more than words.

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