Learn to Sing Pi to 139 Places with Danica McKellar’s MATH BITES
By Dan Casey on December 16, 2013
All good things must come to an end, right? We’ve been hearing this adage for our entire lives, so it must be true. Well, unfortunately nobody informed irrational numbers that was the case, so numbers like Pi just keep on chugging along forever and ever until the end of time. Forever is an awfully long time, you guys. Isn’t there a better way to learn about Pi, so we can impress the hell out of our friends the next time we’re waiting in line for hours on end? Oh there’s a solution and X is equal to Math Bites.
Math Bites is a brand new series on the Nerdist Channel from the math maven herself, Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years, Young Justice). Given that she has a degree in mathematics from UCLA and has written four books designed to get adolescent readers to learn the joys of math, we thought she would be perfect for the job. Plus, with pipes like that, how can you say no? It also helps that she brought along some very special friends to help her spread the joys of Pi, but we don’t want to spoil anything. You’ll just have to watch and find out for yourself. Watch out for that seventy-fifth decimal place — it’s a doozy.
How many places of Pi can you count to by memory? What do you think of Math Bites? Let us know in the comments below! And watch for Math Bites when it premieres on the Nerdist Channel on January 9th.