**ERIC Number:**ED239836

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**1983-Nov

**Pages:**5

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Pi: The Digit Hunt.

NCTM Student Math Notes, p1-4 Nov 1983

Mathematics activities and facts related to pi are presented in this issue of "Student Math Notes." Included are: (1) an exercise based on Buffon's needle problem in which pieces of toothpicks are dropped onto a ruled surface; (2) a calculation of pi to 200 decimal places; (3) exercises related to Biblical and ancient Chinese approximations of pi; (4) exercises related to algebraic representations of pi including a computer program written in BASIC which approximates pi using the Leibnitz series; (5) mnemonic devices for remembering approximations of pi; (6) a computer program written in BASIC which simulates Buffon's needle problem; and (7) several additional miscellaneous questions and facts about pi. (DC)

**Publication Type:**Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**Students

**Language:**English

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**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.

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