March 14 marks the celebration of Pi Day! On Pi Day, why not enjoy the day with poetry about pi—and, of course, pie! Stay tuned for both delicious recipes to tempt your appetite and delightful poems to tempt your imagination.
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First things first: what is pi?
Pi, also written as the Greek letter π, is the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the outside edge) to its diameter (the longest distance across). In other words, it’s the infinite number that you get when you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter.
And for every circle in the world, that number is always the same. That number is 3.1415926535… and on to infinity, without any repeating numbers or patterns.
Now, can you guess why March 14 was chosen as Pi Day?
To celebrate Pi Day, we’ve got some recipes cooking and some poetry books to read. And be sure to check out the official Pi Day website!
Now, let’s get ready for poetry, pie, and pi!
We've got a pie recipe to satisfy any craving. There's the quick and easy pies (even microwave pies in a mug!), the filling savory pies, a vegan option, and of course some traditional dessert pies! So let's dig in.
No bake pies
- Easy peanut butter pie from Dear Crissy
- Snickers cheesecake pie from Together as a Family
- Collection of no bake pie recipes from Together as a Family
Pies in a mug (yes, really!)
- Chicken pot pie mug from the Food Network
- 2 minute apple crisp in a mug from Kitchen Simmer
- Pumpkin pie mug cake from the Kitchn
- Danielle’s super easy chicken pot pie from Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Savory vegan pumpkin hand pies from Sweet Simple Vegan
- Tomato, feta, and basil pie from Hello Little Home
- Easy homemade pie crust from Joy Food Sunshine
- Caramel apple pie from Living Well Spending Less
- Easy cherry crumble pie from Singing through the Rain
- Grandma’s chocolate pie from the Homesick Texan (make it no-bake if you don’t use a meringue topping!)
Share your favorite pie recipes with us here! And be sure to check out the poetry books below for the full "Poetry Pi" experience.
Poetry Books about Pie and Pi
Poetry Pie, by Roger McGough
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems, by J. Patrick Lewis
Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food, by Greg Tang
Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd-Riddle Rhymes, by J. Patrick Lewis
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Mathematickles!, by Betsy Franco
Riddle-Iculous Math, by Joan Holub
Math Poetry: Linking Language and Math in a Fresh Way, by Betsy Franco