Re: Math + Pumpkin = Pi

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- Nov 24, 2012 4:08 AM
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Re: Math + Pumpkin = Pi

Math is delicious.

- Nov 24, 2012 5:28 AM
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Re: Math + Pumpkin = Pi

this may be my new favorite version of math : )

- Nov 26, 2012 3:07 PM
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- Nov 27, 2012 3:45 PM
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Re: Math + Pumpkin = Pi

For some reason having both the radius and diameter pointed out really bugs me.

Other wise this is very funny!

- Nov 27, 2012 3:53 PM
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tjschaeffer wrote:For some reason having both the radius and diameter pointed out really bugs me.

Other wise this is very funny!

But without both, you don't get the slice outlined.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

- Nov 27, 2012 4:39 PM
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Mavyn wrote:But without both, you don't get the slice outlined.

My design brain says: that makes sense.

My math brain says: I DO NOT CARE THIS IS NOT CORRECT!!

Conflict.

- Nov 27, 2012 8:57 PM
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tjschaeffer wrote:My design brain says: that makes sense.

My math brain says: I DO NOT CARE THIS IS NOT CORRECT!!

Conflict.

But, but, but... I did it for the pie slice! Besides, that's how I teach it when I have to reinforce math at school. Dammit Jim, I'm an English teacher, not a math whiz!

- Nov 28, 2012 3:39 AM
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fishbiscuit5 wrote:But, but, but... I did it for the pie slice! Besides, that's how I teach it when I have to reinforce math at school. Dammit Jim, I'm an English teacher, not a math whiz!

Don't worry, you're forgiven

I canna do it, cap'n. I need more pi(e)!

- Nov 28, 2012 7:16 PM
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tjschaeffer wrote:For some reason having both the radius and diameter pointed out really bugs me.

Other wise this is very funny!

Me, too, but it's math/geometry, so I'll bite.

- Nov 28, 2012 8:21 PM
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fishbiscuit5 wrote:But, but, but... I did it for the pie slice! Besides, that's how I teach it when I have to reinforce math at school.

If you're going to teach math with deserts, you should at least point out that this is a pumpkin *tau*.

- Nov 28, 2012 9:47 PM
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draco18s wrote:If you're going to teach math with deserts, you should at least point out that this is a pumpkintau.

duplicate argument gets duplicate rebuttal.

- Nov 29, 2012 1:45 AM
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j5 wrote:duplicate argument gets duplicate rebuttal.

I don't even know what's going on. Loud noises!!

- Nov 29, 2012 4:30 AM
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j5 wrote:duplicate argument gets duplicate rebuttal.

Read here about tau.

- Nov 29, 2012 4:44 AM
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draco18s wrote:If you're going to teach math with deserts, you should at least point out that this is a pumpkintau.

Until the Tau movement is officially accepted and people can come up with some good puns like those used with Pi, I can never agree with using Tau.

For those not in the know, Tau=2Pi and is considered by some to be the "truer" mathematical constant; i.e. it is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius. The reason it's more well liked is because 2Pi tends to turn up a lot more in equations than Pi itself does. Also, math tends to use the radius of a circle more than the diameter. So it makes more sense to have 6.28 be the constant rather than having to arbitrarily multiply the more commonly used radius by 2 in order to get to the diameter.

But to go around stating that it should in fact be a Tau rather than a Pi is not a universally accepted standard yet.

- Nov 29, 2012 2:49 PM
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tjschaeffer wrote:Until the Tau movement is officially accepted and people can come up with some good puns like those used with Pi, I can never agree with using Tau.

For those not in the know, Tau=2Pi and is considered by some to be the "truer" mathematical constant; i.e. it is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius. The reason it's more well liked is because 2Pi tends to turn up a lot more in equations than Pi itself does. Also, math tends to use the radius of a circle more than the diameter. So it makes more sense to have 6.28 be the constant rather than having to arbitrarily multiply the more commonly used radius by 2 in order to get to the diameter.

But πr^2 is a better equation than τr^2/2

And these pies are round, brownies are square.

Badum-chee

- Nov 29, 2012 4:50 PM
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j5 wrote:But πr^2 is a better equation than τr^2/2

And these pies are round, brownies are square.

Badum-chee

Hey, I'm not the one fighting for it!

The whole movement seems to have sprung from a thought of "kids can't remember equations where there's a 2 AND a Pi, so let's come up with something easier."