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Math Department Holds 13-th Annual Pi-Day Contest

Every year, the Mathematics department holds a College-wide π-Day contest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit an original sentence, paragraph, poem, or short story that uses the digits of π in order (π ≈ 3.1415926..).

Student entries are judged on cleverness, interest, and length. Bonus points are awarded for mathematical references (including mathematicians). Points are deducted for incorrect digits. Monetary prizes ($100, $31.41, $3.14) are awarded to the best student entries.

This year, the Mathematics Department held the 13-th Annual MMC π-Day contest. Five students entered the competition. All student submissions were awarded monetary prizes. A reading with the awarding of prizes was held on April 11, 2023, during Honors Day.

First prize was awarded to  Michael Aromando for the longest submission (used 71 Pi digits without a mistake) titled 

Attempted Method of Passing Math Class

Second and third prizes were not awarded.

Ariadne Viloria (52 digits), Jewel Bamby (20 digits), Chloe Britt (19 digits), and Sara Hansen (11 digits),  received honorable mentions.

The Mathematics Department congratulates the winners of the 13-th Annual MMC π-day Competition, and thanks all participants for their valuable contributions.

Pi Day Program

Published: April 18, 2023

Contact

Dr. Lia Margolin
Chair, Department of Mathematics
lmargolin@mmm.edu