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Friday, March 12, 2010

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(850) 245-0413

Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding Pi Day and the importance of mathematics

“This year’s Pi Day will be celebrated on Sunday, March 14th, and I want to take less than 3.14 seconds to encourage everyone to recognize the role this infinite number has played throughout our history and well into our future. As mathematics has wedged itself into the hearts and minds of young and old for centuries, Pi has rounded out the exploration of mathematical, engineering, science and technology concepts. Pi Day is a wonderful reminder to encourage our students to not only broaden their education in mathematics, but to apply its educational slivers in their everyday lives.”