Humble Pi.
Gina Pell

Well done!

I don’t know pi, but I do recall a story about a kid who, when he needed to learn his numbers, decided he needed to tell himself stories about the numbers, as if 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 were characters in a nuclear family, papa, mama and two siblings, and then through the first 10 all could account for extended family, with some exceptions, as if they were spelling errors. To be sure, he had many aunts, uncles and cousins. The stories grew increasingly incredible, odd, as in ‘weird’. But somehow he finished grade school.

He didn’t do so well with math in junior high or high school, at least not when it came to ordinary arithmetic (plus, minus, times, divided by). When it came to ‘geometry’ or ‘algebra’ (i.e., ‘spatial relations’ or ‘entities judged by their quantitative relations using the alphabet’), he did just fine.

Say, what gives? ;)

Anyway, congrats on going past 200 ‘characters’ in rote recitation of pi!

Well done, indeed.

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