This post was written by a member of OverDrive’s Collection Development Team to promote titles for using during your Pi Day teachings and celebrations.
This year’s Pi Day isn’t just any ol’ holiday that celebrates an irrational and transcendental number, but a once in a lifetime date in which the year lines up with the number as well: 3.1415…. (3-14-15)
To help celebrate this very mathematical date, the OverDrive Collection Team has created a collection of popular math and science books for all kinds of celebrators. The list includes self-improvement books for students who might need a little help with their math skills, to puzzle books for youngsters who find math quite fun. We have books that reveal the mathematical secrets of The Simpsons, books that show students how to code and use statistics, and Penrose the Mathematical Cat, a great children’s book series perfect for primary school students.
And of course, there are also plenty of pie cookbooks in the list as well- because who doesn’t want to celebrate a holiday with some homonym desserts?
So have your students get in the spirit of the holiday with some of these titles. And don’t forget to raise a slice (or a glass) this Saturday for Pi!