Can You See or Hear Pi?
Understanding Pi

Follow these links and answer the questions based on what you find.

1. Go to Exploratorium -- Pi in Color (http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/pi98/selectframe3.html). How long would the string of beads have to be if it represented the entire number of pi?





2. Go to Exploratorium -- Pi in Words (http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/pi98/selectframe9.html). What are the two aspects of pi described on this Web page?





3. Go to Paul's Page of Pi: Music of Pi (http://www.escape.com/~paulg53/math/pi/music/index.html) to hear music based on the digits of pi. Do you like this song? Try singing what you hear.





4. Go to Math Forum (http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/faq/faq.integers.html) and scroll down the page to find "Irrational numbers." Follow some of the links provided. Be sure to check out RJN's More Digits of Irrational Numbers (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/htmltest/rjn_dig.html). What are examples of other irrational numbers besides pi? Where might one expect to encounter such numbers?





5. Go to The Pi Search Page (http://www.aros.net/~angio//pi_stuff/piquery.html) and type a series of digits in the search field. Where did your choice appear in pi?





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