For those who plan early a reminder...
March 14th is National Pi Day, the height of the celebration should occur at
exactly 1:59 Why? Because it will be 3.14159 - for more information visit
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/pi/
Also March 14th is Albert Einstein's birthday.
In fact, March is the birth month for a large number of famous mathematicians.
You can see my March calendar (I plan to post it later tonight) at
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu:80/~judyann/calendar/Calendar.html
Here is the short list of names you should recognize:
Georg Cantor
Aiken (you maay have to be a computer historian to recognize the man who helped
develop the Mark I & II computers)
Einstein
Caroline Herschel
Goldbach
Steiner
Emmy Noether
PAUL ERDOS
Laplace
Descartes
Kirkman
I almost added my own name to the list, but .....
Actually two other Math teachers I work with also have birthdays in March. I
guess the stars are in the "right" position in March for Math.
So happy early birthday to any mathematician reading this message born in March.
Judy
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Judy Ann Brown
Pleasant Valley Middle School
Brodheadsville, Pa 18322
judyann@dimacs.rutgers.edu
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