Monday, March 14, 2011

Easy as Pi . . . Happy Pi Day (3.14)!

Today is Pi Day!  You know, it's March 14th....3-14.  As in 3.14.....

I might as well confess....we are a family of nerds.

We like math.  There I said it.  Ok, I will draw the line at Trig and doing taxes, but working out math problems with pencil & paper?  I like it.

{Kiddo is currently memorizing the numbers of Pi.  He is up to 41 places after the decimal.  Is there college scholarship for that? Because I'm pretty sure he can be up to digit 150 by 12th grade. ;)}

I made these for kiddo's math teacher, so our nerdiness has been made public.  I think she knows, though, because kiddo owns this shirt and wears it on "free dress days" at school.

Want to know where this awesomely cool Pi cookie cutter came from?  Copper Gifts.  You might need one.

Happy Pi Day!  How will YOU celebrate? 

53 comments:

  1. I ♥ nerds. We're nerds too. Star Wars and Star Trek nerds, and the nerds that make jokes no one else gets, but nerds never the less. Love these!

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  2. I too love nerds. Shortly after he was born, I made my nephew a sweat shirt with "Q T Pi" on it (using the symbol for pi). It was fun to see who would "get it". I'm soooo easily amused! haa
    D.J.

    P.S. Hi Callye!

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  3. love this! my sister is a almost finished with her masters in mathematics and i'm sure she'd love this idea!

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  4. These are awesome!!!! But I don't do math unless I have my phone with me..since I have a handy dandy calculator on it :)..hate math.. :)
    Mandy

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  5. GORGEOUS!! MATHS ROCKS!!
    GO THE GREEK LETTER "P" :-)
    Fantastic work!!!! AS ALWAYS!

    Regards
    Sophie

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  6. Oh how cool another excuse to celebrate !
    sweet idea!
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    Daniela
    http://isreview1.blogspot.com

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  7. Love these! We celebrated with a pie crust tutorial. =)

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  8. My brother has that shirt! I'm the one who got it for him, by the way.

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  9. Kiddo's Math teacher is going to love these! What a cute cookie idea for Pi day

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  10. Seriously, these could not be any cooler. I LOVE that pic with the numbers all over it...genius!

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  11. Oh, I so love these! My hubby and I are both math and computer science geeks, so there are lots of nerdy jokes going around in my house. If I had a pi cookie cutter, I would be making these today! I will put that on my list when I'm at NYCake and Bake later this week :)

    These are adorable... I'm sure kiddo's math teacher will love them!

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  12. Another nerd outing here. :-) These are too cute and I love the turquoise!

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  13. So cute!!! We celebrate with a Pi theme bento, wearing nerdy shirts..and maybe something Pi related for dinner :D

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  14. Ha! Love it! These are the most beautiful nerdy cookies ever!

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  15. I am pretty sure I MUST HAVE that cookie cutter! :) I am definitely a math nerd. Unfortunately both my daughter and myself are sick today so we probably won't be celebrating Pi Day this year. :( Doesn't mean I can't make those cookies any other day, though!

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  16. these cookies are so cute! i'm geek-nerd friendly myself and was excited today is national pi day. i went the savory route and made a crawfish pi(e).

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  17. Friday before school let out for Spring Break we had a circumference of radical fun in the teacher's lounge with a few pies :)

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  18. These are so cute. I didn't even realize it was pi day! :)

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  19. So cute!! I am not a fan of math (I always excelled in English and failed miserably at math) but I love that you embrace your nerdiness!! WE are all nerds, deep down :)

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  20. haha how cute! love the little "pies" lol

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  21. I LOVE that you guys love math!!! I'm a numbers freak too! I like to figure out problems!!

    These cookies are WAY cute!!

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  22. Happy Pi Day!! You should check out Geekmom.com if you haven't yet. Your kindred await :)

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  23. I'm a total math nerd too! I LOVE your cookies. I used to be a math teacher and Pi day was a party day. Thanks for the link to the cookie cutter. I'm ordering it RIGHT NOW. :)

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  24. LOVE it! I personally am making pie, rather than Pi cookies, but I totally want this pi cookie cutter. That's such a nice idea too to make pi cookies for the math teacher! I wish I'd thought of it! Ah, well, next year. . .

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  25. I ♥ nerds too since I totally am one - just check out my blog. http://themalesfamily.com/phdcupcaker

    I love how you placed the pi cookies on the book! I have a post like that with e^x... Your site is SO cute too! Happy Pi Day!

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  26. I can't believe I'm an engineer and all these years I never knew March 14 was pi day! Typically I tell people I make cookies to get away from the nerdiness of engineering...nice to see you that embrace both!

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  27. My kids and I are math nerds too and hubby just doesn't get us ;-) Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your post! Cristin (Pinkie) www.cristinscookies.blogspot.com

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  28. Happy Pi Day!! as a chemistry student, nerdy doesn't even begin to cover it... lets start at the two posters of the periodic table in the bedroom, the clock in the living room with digits replaced by according elements, and finish with the resonance stabilized benzene cake I made last year...

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  29. I love these! Such a nice change of pace from all the actual pies I'm seeing today! You're so clever, Bridget! :)

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  30. These are so cute, Bridget! I'm a math person, too. And I agree, your son should get a scholarship for his memorization skills. :)

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  31. I made these today for a High School Math Dept

    http://148cookiestreet.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-pie-day.html

    I love yours especially the color!

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  32. I'm a fan of PIE, but not the math-kind, unless it comes in cookie form :)

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  33. We're total nerds too. I LOVE that cookie cutter! We posted a delicious peanut butter "pi" in honor of 3.14: http://makemyselfathome.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/happy-pi-day/

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  34. love these!! I'm a nerd, albeit not of the math variety. Still, I respect your math nerdiness. :)

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  35. I have that same T-shirt! I just love that cookie cutter, it will definitely become part of my collection. I celebrated Pi Day by making a pi-shaped pie!

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  36. The winner of the pi contest at my son's school was in grade 5th and won with 570 digits! Crazy huh?

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  37. Yeah, Pi!!! I remember the good old days where I was young and have fun memorizing digits of pi. I still can cite 250 digits of pi.

    I always pi days with my nerdy friends, I made an apple tarte Tatin.

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  38. I love these. They are so geek chic!

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  39. Happy PIE day~I just need to say how much I dislike math!! Thank goodness my boys love it :)

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  40. Too cute - love the Blue.

    Maxine

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  41. Oh so cute! I know so many people at school who would love love love to receive these! Thanks for the awesome idea as usual!

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  42. As a (former) math nerd, I love that picture with the value of pi super-imposed. I used to know the value up until 10 digits, before teenage madness hit!

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  43. My kids had pi day at school. I made your vanilla almond cookies in circles, with shamrocks on them. I always get compliments on the cookies-thanks!

    My high school age daughter made a video for her geometry class(extra credit). They did a music video of "Bye, Bye, Bye" by NKOTB(I think). They changes the lyrics and named it "Pi, Pi, Pi". Hilarious!
    Love the blog! Nerds rock!

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  44. As a math teacher, I am simply in love with this cookie cutter. We are celebrating a belated pi day this year since our state standardized tests were this week. I thought about making cookies for my classes but as a middle school teacher I have 140....not sure I'm up for that many cookies this week.
    But the kids are bringing in "pi"e and we make pi necklaces with each colored bead representing a different number and we also have competitions to see who can memorize the most numbers of pi. The kids LOVE it!

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