Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Pi question for today

For those of you that missed the question in class:

Find another famous mathematician, other than Einstein, that has their birthday on Mar. 14th??

Happy hunting!!!!

Remember their is an edible prize for the first person to correctly answer this question.


chad skinner said...

hey is it howard aiken

chad skinner said...

!!Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier!! nevermind about the one above.... he died on march 14

Rasta Man said...

József Kürschák

Mr. Kaminski said...

Way to go Matt!!!! You are the winner. Do not forget to pick up your EDIBLE prize tomorrow.

For those of you who did not get this one, stay tuned tomorrow. There will be a new clue, which is a bit harder, but the reward is larger!!!!

Mr. Kuropatwa said...

I don't know if this counts, but there was an ancient greek mathematician by the name of Pappus of Alexandria who had the good fortune to live through the Pi year: 314. ;-) He thought that bees were pretty clever. Look him up to find out why....just my two cents, for what they're worth. ;-)

There was another famous mathematician who also lived at that time but I forget his name. I don't think he was as impressed with the bees as Pappus was though.

Math Geek said...

Wasn't it Waclaw Sierpinski, born March 14, 1882?

Chalk one up the the math geek in rm 105!!