Another perk of working in a lab with fellow nerds is that we get to celebrate things like Pi day. People actually brought in pies this morning.

One of the scientists, whose mother is a teacher, told us about a Pi day activity that blends the happy worlds of Math and English. It is the Piku: where pi meets the haiku.

In a haiku, the syllable/line formula is 5/7/5; whereas in a

*piku,*the syllable formula is 3/1/4/1/5/9 and so on, for as long as you want to go. See, that's the beauty of pi: it never ends.

And naturally, some of us here at the lab wrote pikus. Here is mine:

3 radius

1 arc

4 diameter

1 o!

5 my circumference

9 of three hundred and sixty degrees

2 constant

6 help us, Archimedes

5 so irrational

3 yet so real

5 a Greek character

8 encompasses so very much

9 twenty-two divided by seven

7 to infinite decimals

9 to illustrate the sphere and circle

3 concisely

2 why pi?

3 tasty snack

8 crispy, flaky, golden-brown crust

4 also is round

6 an endless metaphor

And one Toothpaste for Dinner pi webcomic for good measure.

www.toothpastefordinner.com

## 1 comment:

My Piku - short and sweet...

Lovely Pi

Proud

Irrational

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