LTCC celebrating Pi Day

The Math Club at Lake Tahoe Community College is celebrating Pi Day on March 14 at 9am at the giant clock near the Heavenly Village gondola.

Club members will demonstrate and share facts about pi. There will be a countdown to the big event ending at precisely 9:26:53am.

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi), or 3.1415926535897 and on into infinity. Pi is used in mathematics to represent a constant – the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter. No matter what size the circle, the ratio between its circumference and diameter remains constant.

Pi Day is always March 14 as a tribute to pi’s first three significant digits: 3 and 14. This year’s Pi Day is particularly special because the next digits in pi after 3 and 14 is 15. That number lineup won’t happen again in our lifetimes.

LTCC’s Math Club will officially celebrate Pi Day at 9:26:53 a.m. because those are the next digits following 3, 14 and 15 in pi’s infinitely long string of random numbers.