If you’re still longing for the mathematical high from Square Root Day last week, the wait is almost over: Tomorrow March 14, is National Pi Day. Ready to break out your calculator and celebrate?**Pi Day 2009: The Digits of Pi**

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, March 14, 2009 is designated Pi Day because of its numerical date: 3-14, i.e. the mathematical constant of pi. The number 3.14, of course, is actually just a rounded version of the number — the figure itself has an infinite number of digits after its decimal. You can see the first 10,000 of the digits of pi here, if you’re so inclined.**Pi Day Activities**So what’s one to do on National Pi Day 2009, aside from reveling in the joy of 3.14? Some cities are holding official celebrations. You can find a slew of other Pi Day activities for kids at this site by Scholastic. And a detailed history of pi awaits you here. If you’re still itching for mathematical satisfaction, check out this page at the Joy of Pi. It’s bursting with 3.14-related activities and information.

The official Pi Day site also offers e-cards, history info on pi, and pi-related merchandise.

Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. You can find a whole kit of games and activities to celebrate Einstein-style here.

And for those of you that are musically inclined I share with you the offical Pi Song.

So what will we be doing for Pi Day? (well considering Math was never really my thang....) Ah....baking a Pie - that's what!

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What kind? I'm coming over.

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