Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 16, 2016

I have been having some serious medical problems for a while.  I have a lot of difficulty walking and some difficulty using my hands for keyboarding.

Tomorrow I will be starting chemotherapy for cancer.  I have been warned that it may be a rough process.  I might be offline for a while, but I will make every effort to get back to work soon.

When I have good days I will try to make posts - it's good therapy for me.  But I don't know yet how rough the chemotherapy will be.

Wish me luck!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Resources: Preparing for Pi Day


Piphilology: Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant "pi".  The word is a play on the word "pi" itself and of the linguistic field of philology.

Pi World Ranking Lists:

Pi Word Play from Wolfram Mathworld:

Pilish: Pilish is a style of constrained writing in which the lengths of consecutive words match the consecutive digits of the number pi.

Writing in Pilish.

Pi Day Carols

Pi Day Songs

15 Songs that Mention Pi(e).

Happy Pi Day: 10 YouTube Videos for Math Geeks

Pi Day Videos

Vi Hart's Song about Tau (2 times pi):

Lucy Kaplansky's Song about Pi

The Joy of Pi, Pi Facts, Pi Links:

Youtube has a ton of videos with songs about pi.  Mathematical Pi, Pi-namite, Pi Day Theme Song, etc.

A personal challenge to math music nerds and geeks.  I would like to see a song about Pi that is sung to the tune of "This is the song that never ends".

Good Hunting!