Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Pi Day

Today is 3.14 or in the math world it's Pi day.  Don't ask me to explain that to you because the last math class I took was my freshman year in college.  However, for my friend Torry who owns the tutoring company, MasterMinds Learning Center, Pi day is kind of a big deal.

So in the spirit of "redesign that," Torry called me up and asked me to redesign that mathematical equation of 3.14 into a greeting card to be sent out to the parents of his students on Pi day. 

I first thought about PI.

photo via http://tomselleck.tv-website.com/

Wait not Magnum PI, I meant the actual equation of Pi.  And I had to Wiki it because I don't remember a darn thing except it's 3.14 and then a ton of other numbers that never stop repeating.

3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273 7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094 3305727036 5759591953 0921861173 8193261179 3105118548 0744623799 6274956735 1885752724 8912279381 8301194912 9833673362 4406566430 8602139494 6395224737 1907021798 6094370277 0539217176 2931767523 8467481846 7669405132 0005681271 4526356082 7785771342 7577896091 7363717872 1468440901 2249534301 4654958537 1050792279 6892589235 4201995611 2129021960 8640344181 5981362977 4771309960 5187072113 4999999837 2978049951 0597317328 1609631859 5024459455 3469083026 4252230825 3344685035 2619311881 7101000313 7838752886 5875332083 8142061717 7669147303 5982534904 2875546873 1159562863 8823537875 9375195778 1857780532 1712268066 1300192787 6611195909 2164201989 
(This came from Math.com not me!)

Then I finally saw something I understood. PIE

photo via Wikipedia

Which led me to my all time favorite, quirky movie about pie, Waitress, starring Keri Russell.  If you haven't seen it you need to Netflix or Redbox this immediately!

photo via Amazon
photo via IMDB
And I know, you don't personally know my friend Torry, but he is super smart, especially when it comes to Math and one tutoring session at MasterMinds Learning Center will really make any subject seem as:

photo via flickr
With that in mind, I decided to redesign that mathematical problem of 3.14 repeating into a greeting card for parents.  I will make sure actual pies and the symbol for pi are on the front of the card with an all American red/white checkered tablecloth. 

Outside of Card
Inside of Card
With all the talk about pie it definitely makes you hungry for a delicious slice.  Don't worry because the best part is the cross promotion that MasterMinds Learning Center is doing! When the parents open the card they will find a coupon for a free slice of pie from a local restaurant, Ashley Mac's.  Genius! What do you except from a guy who runs a tutoring company?  And trust me, if you are in the Birmingham area and need tutoring you need to call Torry or if you need pie call Ashley Mac's  either way-you won't be disappointed.


2 comments:

christen said...

I meant to tell you forever ago that I saw this on Torry's phone...I love it! too cute :)

christen
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Meredith Davenport said...

Ok, as a math major ... I especially appreciate this one! :o)