By Lindsay Roseberry, Reference Department
A fraction represents a part of a whole or, more generally, any number of equal parts, describing how many parts of a certain size there are, for example, one-half, eight-fifths, three-quarters. A simple fraction consists of an integer numerator, displayed above a line (or before a slash), and a non-zero integer denominator, displayed below (or after) that line.
Want to celebrate π Approximation Day?
Eat pie, any kind will do. See how many slices you can make. Try another mathematical problem of how to get the first slice out without making a mess. This will take much experimentation!
Or eat something round if you don’t like pie. Pizza anyone??
- How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics (501.1 CHE)
- Raspberry Pi for dummies (004.165 COO)
- Adventures in Raspberry Pi (J 004.1675 PHI, at Bethesda Branch)
- Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies (J 004.165 WEN)
- Why Pi? (J 530.8 BAL)
- http://mathematicianspictures.com/PI/CASUAL_PI.htm for images!
- http://piapproximationday.com/ nifty poem