Math lovers at Columbus State University celebrate Pi Day

The Mathematics Education Students Association (MESA) of Columbus State University celebrated Pi Day with a bake sale and some activities outside of Stanley Hall on the main campus Monday afternoon.

Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It's commonly represented as 3.14, but has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal.

Yesterday's date was March, 14th (3-14), which coincides with the first three digits of Pi (3.14). Pi is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Gary Deloach, president the MESA chapter at Columbus State University, helped create a paper chain link representing a color-coded, number sequence of Pi. The paper link chain reached over 200 links near the end of their efforts.

The group also drew a sequence of numbers representing Pi with chalk, beginning at Lenoir Hall and continuing over the bridge more than 100 yards away. The chalk sequence of numbers added up to almost 500 digits.

Upon asking how students were responding to the event, Deloach responded, "We've had a lot of people stop by and get baked goods, but most of the people haven't been interested in trying the Pi activities, maybe they have a fear of math, but we welcome them to take part."

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