Easy as pie or PI? L.A. Unified students to eat and recite PI II?
Easy as pie or PI? L.A. Unified students to eat and recite PI II?
3/14/2017, 12:00 PM 12:40 PM

What: The Math Academy at Millikan Middle School in the L.A. Unified School District will celebrate “National Pi Day.” By definition, Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi is abbreviated 3.14, and is an infinite decimal. Here are the first 30 digits of Pi: 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a contest to see who can recite the most digits in the number representing Pi. Last year’s winner recited more than 1,000 digits.

On Pi Day, all things Pi and Pie will be celebrated. There will be a pie-eating contest and pizza pie for lunch.

Who:         Millikan Middle School Math Academy students
When:       Tuesday, March 14
                  Noon - 12:40 p.m. (in the lawn area)
Where:    Millikan Middle School
                 5041 Sunnyslope Ave., Sherman Oaks 91423

Background: Pi Day will raise money to provide a scholarship fund for students who might otherwise not be able to attend field trips.

Millikan serves over 2,000 students in grades six through eight. Millikan’s students live across Los Angeles. The school is unique in offering a magnet performing arts program as well as a science, civics, and math academy.

Interviews and Photos: A student-driven, pie-eating contest.


Contact: Monica Carazo (213) 241-6766
Jeanne Turbow (310) 486-0167

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