Pies for Pi Day

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Written by Erin Lobner. Media by Courtney Murphy.

Nerds everywhere rejoice–it’s Pi Day! Annually on March 14, math lovers and pie lovers connect in honor of the non-repeating, non-terminating decimal. This can be a pretty fun day, especially in schools that choose to go all-out with pi themes. After all, what better way to get kids excited about math than through the use of pies and jokes? But even if math makes you want to flee to a secluded mountain cave, these Pi Day pies will tempt you to join in the celebrations.

Pi in a Pie
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Here’s what you need to make this pie: determination, focus, and an eye for details. Not to mention really good vision and aptitude for symmetry and sequencing. While it’s not entirely clear how those numbers made it onto the pie in the first place, we can confidently conclude that such details took a painstaking amount of time and concentration. Hopefully, the consumers realized they were eating a masterpiece.

Or maybe you’re in the mood for some snack-sized pie pops. Here’s what you need to make them: Pinterest, because what’s the point of making these unless you can share them with a crafty community? Also, probably a pocket protector if you’re going to carry them around like that. But seriously, these pi pie-pops are the ideal way to spread the Pi Day spirit.

If you’re a really witty person, you’ll probably love this key lime pie. Get it? Here’s what you need to make it: a love for puns. That’s it. But this clever pie might actually be perfect for a

Pi Pie
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day celebrated by lots of word play on the pi-pie homonym pair.



Maybe you want to participate in Pi Day, but you just can’t decide what kind of pie to make. Well, this ratio pie is here to help. Here’s what you need to make it: an understanding of ratios, and about seven friends who enjoy fruit pie. But if you can actually manage to create it without turning the whole thing into a pie-filling soup, it’s a great way to compromise if you and your roomies can’t decide what kind of pie to make.

If you’re in the mood for a little Thanksgiving in March, this sweet potato pie might be perfect for you. What you need to make it: an adventurous worldview, lack of concern for texture and bacon bits. 


Pizza Pi
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What you need to make this pizza pie: a disinterest in traditional pies, but a willing spirit of participation. The classic sweet pie doesn’t appeal to some people; that’s okay. You can still celebrate Pi Day with this savory pizza. Or, if you enjoyed a variety of dessert pies earlier in the day, you can continue the festivities at dinner!

Lastly, here’s what you need to make chicken pot pie: Possibly a rustic upbringing, classic taste, and a love for simplicity. Heat this up and spend the night in, curled up with a good book. Nothing says comfort food like a Pi Day pot pie.

If you’ve never celebrated Pi Day before, go out with your friends and try making a pie. At the very least, you’ll have an adventure. Or give the gift of math food to that math-lover in your life. Because while Pi Day is wonderful to celebrate for many reasons, one of the best is the community that can thrive as a result.



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