Throw a pie for kids
The word is usually accompanied with horrible visuals of division and finding the value of X. But math has a meaning — a tasty one at that.
Pi day, March 14, is an annual celebration for the mathematical constant, 3.14 and spelled backwards looks like the word pie. The day has been celebrated on that day since 1988, when Larry Shaw first decided to host Pi day at the San Francisco Exploratorium. It has been a celebration ever since.
The day is always commemorated with different pie events. Different flavours, many with the pi symbol and pie throwing is always a very popular thing to do as well.
The Chemical and Biological Students’ Society (CBSS) is having a pie-throwing event to commemorate the this year’s Pi Day.
The CBSS has this event every year to get money for the club, but this year is a bit different, as all the proceeds will be going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
The society also collaborated with the Geology club this year for the pie throwing.
The society talked about how Pi day at MRU is a great way to have a bit of fun and get out some frustration by throwing a pie at a professors face.
The professors for this year are still undetermined but are always good sports about pie in their face.
It will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street and it only costs $3 to throw the pie or $5 to get up close and smack it in the profs face.
Get all your friends together and have a chance to smack a pie in a teacher’s face! Guaranteed fun time and the proceeds go to a great cause.
You may not like math too much but everyone likes pie! So come out on Pi day, throw a pie and show some support.
Hopefully the teachers won’t gain too much weight from eating too much pi that day.