Do you have plans for tomorrow? If not, you'll be glad that you stopped by to visit our blog today because we are here to remind you that it is March 14th (3.14) - Pi Day! While we featured a party with robots that we had this past weekend in celebration of Pi Day, we are actually planning a more laid back Pi Day on 3.14 with
1. Make a pie for dinner.
Pi Day gives your family the excuse to eat pies. Bake a Pizza Pie or Chicken Pot Pie for dinner! Personally, we love this Classic Chicken Pot Pie recipe.
2. Make pie for dessert.
Of course, you'll want pie for dessert. Bake your family's favorite pie or purchase individual slices of pie if your family members have different favorites. Personally, we love this Personal Apple Pie recipe. This recipe has a unique twist that the pie is baked inside of the apple.
3. Watch a mathematical themed show on Netflix.
Depending on the age of your children, here are some fun shows through Netflix:
- Odd Squad: This is my 6-year old's favorite show! Here is a quick overview: "When bizarre things happen around town, young agents Olive, Otto and the rest of the Odd Squad use their wits and math skills to solve the case. Geared for children ages 5-8, "Odd Squad" follows two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of an agency that seeks to save the day using math when odd things happen."
- A Beautiful Mind: This is movie is for families with children who are teens or older. It's an engaging movie that my husband and I both enjoyed. It won four Academy Awards. Here is a quick overview: "Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and produced by long-time partner and collaborator, Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer. A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe in an astonishing performance as brilliant mathematician, John Nash, on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now only his devoted wife can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion and triumph. After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. This Oscar-winning drama charts the life and work of famed economist John Forbes Nash Jr., a brilliant man plagued by the anguish of mental illness."
- The Imitation Game: This movie includes a story around Alan Turing, an amazing mathematician that made foundational contributions in the fields of mathematics and computer science. This movie is for families with children who are teens or older. Here is the overview: "Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age."
We hope that you have a wonderful Pi Day and enjoy good pies and a mathematical themed show on Netflix!
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