I had a rocky relationship with math in high school. Algebra? Great. Geometry? Terrible. Algebra 2? Meh. Trigonometry? Crash and burn. Thankfully my math experiences didn’t end with high school. My college algebra class was only so-so. But my business calculus class was phenomenal (I had a superb teacher. Makes all the difference.) And while my business stats class was one of the hardest classes I had to take it was challenging in a very rewarding way.
One way to make me exponentially more excited about math is to combine it with food. And that is the beauty of Pi Day.
Now, I admit, although I vaguely remember a poster on the wall in my geometry class that listed out the digits for pi, before writing this post I could only tell you the first 5 digits after the decimal (3.14159). But thankfully even that is more than you need to know to be able to celebrate Pi Day.
Pi day is celebrated on March (3) 14th (14) each year. And this year is actually an even bigger deal for Pi Day because the year lines up with it as well (15).
The pie that I typically make for Pi Day is this Kentucky Derby Pie (which I’ve also heard called a Tollhouse Pie because it tastes kind of like a chocolate chip cookie). No matter what you call it we love it. I’m planning on making it again for Pi Day this year.
Of course not everyone likes an amazing chocolate chip cookie pie, so I have some other options for you as well:
And if you want the Kentucky Derby Pie recipe see it HERE