Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Happy Square Root Day!

Square Root Day is when the month and the day are the square root of the year. It only happens nine times in a century, and today is one of those days. The holiday is the brainchild of Sequoia High (Redwood City, California) driver education teacher Ron Gordon, who enjoys calendar quirks. What can you do to celebrate Square Root Day? Math teachers expect students to calculate square roots. That's not nearly enough fun for a holiday, no matter how much of a math geek you are. See a list of ways to celebrate Square Root Day in this article I wrote for mental_floss, with food, games, and other activities based around squares and roots.

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