Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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Pi Day is 3.14.16 Fun Things to Do to Celebrate Mathematics on March 14, 2016

Pi Day this year falls on March 14! That’s the day people all over the world irrationally and irreverently celebrate this important mathematical constant. It’s the only number with its own holiday.
Most scholars consider Pi to be the most important and fascinating number in all of mathematics.  Technically, the mathematical constant pi is an irrational, or never ending number, created by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter. It is a number that begins with 3.14 but then goes on and on never repeating itself for infinity. 
Pi Day (3/14) turns out to be Albert Einstein’s birthday!
Some people make the day special by baking a pie. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an apple pie, a cherry pie or one made with chocolate cream.
Other people, like math and science game wizard Cy Tymony focus on teaching people fun ways to enjoy and learn more about science and mathematics. Cy is the author of the young adult educational book series “Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things”. These books are packed with cool math and science games and projects for kids and teens to play.
This year Cy created – an educational website dedicated to making Pi Day math memorable with free tips on how kids can have lots of fun using discarded items and without special tools. The site contains 5 Free 'Pi' and Math Projects.  
There’s a free download for a whole set of Pi Cards, and directions on how to create a Sneaky Pi Detector, and instructions on how to make a Sneaky Pi Quizzer.
There’s also a Sneaky Fraction Calculator, and a Sneaky Range Finder, and Sneaky Fraction Quizzer.
Cy Tymony is the author of the Sneaky Uses book series.  His book Sneaky Math – a graphic primer with projects is highly regarded.
Sneaky Math – a graphic primer with projects
List $12.99 Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing ISBN-10: 1449445209  ISBN-13: 978-1449445201 7 x 5 x 0.5 inches
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About the Author

Cy Tymony is an amazing inventor.  By reading comic books and studying science as a young boy he amazed his friends with unusual scientific projects, demonstrations and ideas.  He is trained in auto mechanics, electronics, video and audio technology and computer science and has taken courses in martial arts, security and survival techniques.  For decades has focused his enthusiasm, creativity and imagination on educating people of all ages and walks of life.  He is the author of the Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things book series.

Cy Tymony is a real live renaissance man. He has lots of media experience.  He is a wonderful and inspiring guest with a childlike enthusiasm for science and technology.  He has an incredible and contagious energy who delights in sharing the wonders of the human potential. His Sneaky Uses books explore the delight of finding.

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, a science best-seller, has been featured on CNN Headline News, the Los Angeles Times, and in U.S. News & World Report. It is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Crown, Powells, Hastings, and independent book stores and online at Barnes & and at

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