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    http://www.piday.org/2009/u-s-congress-passes-pi-day/

    Who says congress doesn't do important stuff?



    111TH CONGRESS
    1ST SESSION
    H. RES. 224
    Supporting the designation of Pi Day, and for other purposes.

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    March 9, 2009

    Mr. GORDON of Tennessee (for himself, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. LIPINSKI, and Mr. BAIRD) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Science and Technology

    RESOLUTION
    Supporting the designation of Pi Day, and for other purposes.

    Whereas the Greek letter (Pi) is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter;

    Whereas the ratio Pi is an irrational number, which will continue infinitely without repeating, and has been calculated to over one trillion digits;

    Whereas Pi is a recurring constant that has been studied throughout history and is central in mathematics as well as science and engineering;

    Whereas mathematics and science are a critical part of our children’s education, and children who perform better in math and science have higher graduation and college attendance rates;

    Whereas aptitude in mathematics, science, and engineering is essential for a knowledge-based society;

    Whereas, according to the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) survey done by the National Center for Education Statistics, American children in the 4th and 8th grade were outperformed by students in other countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, England, South Korea, Latvia, and Japan;

    Whereas since 1995 the United States has shown only minimal improvement in math and science test scores;

    Whereas by the 8th grade, American males outperform females on the science portion of the TIMSS survey, especially in Biology, Physics, and Earth Science, and the lowest American scores in math and science are found in minority and impoverished school districts;

    Whereas America needs to reinforce mathematics and science education for all students in order to better prepare our children for the future and in order to compete in a 21st Century economy;

    Whereas the National Science Foundation has been driving innovation in math and science education at all levels from elementary through graduate education since its creation 59 years ago;

    Whereas mathematics and science can be a fun and interesting part of a child’s education, and learning about Pi can be an engaging way to teach children about geometry and attract them to study science and mathematics; and

    Whereas Pi can be approximated as 3.14, and thus March 14, 2009, is an appropriate day for ‘National Pi Day’: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

    (1) supports the designation of a ‘Pi Day’ and its celebration around the world;
    (2) recognizes the continuing importance of National Science Foundation’s math and science education programs; and
    (3) encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-...224/cosponsors

    First 314 digits of 𝛑 - http://www.eveandersson.com/pi/digit...breakpoint=105

    Code:
    3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593344612847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432664821339360726024914127372458700660631
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.



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    314 digits is just a piece of 𝛑

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    I wish they would restrict themselves to exactly this until they can grow up and cut some spending .

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    2009? Trying really hard to find stories. Gotta make that quota.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    2009? Trying really hard to find stories.
    You didn't see it was posted in the History section?

    Why am I such a moron
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    (1) supports the designation of a ‘Pi Day’ and its celebration around the world;(2) recognizes the continuing importance of National Science Foundation’s math and science education programs; and
    (3) encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.
    Well we can't stop now; we gotta pound pi into them sandniggers and the Ko-reans. Our troops died for pi, so you can learn al gebra, an Arab invention which you'll never use in the real world.
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    They lost.
    They turned friends
    into enemies.
    Who became
    friends of our enemies.
    They stood alone, in splendid isolation,
    And said it was their only choice.

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    Ron Paul voted against it. He must hate maths.
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    PIE DAY for Congress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    Ron Paul voted against it. He must hate maths.
    So did Pence and Chaffetz:

    YEAS NAYS NV
    DEMOCRATIC 229 - 24
    REPUBLICAN 162 10 6
    TOTALS 391 10 30
    The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

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    Congress's education problems can be solved by a series of easy fixes to the law:

    Whereas, according to the 2007 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) survey done by the National Center for Education Statistics, American children in the 4th and 8th grade were outperformed by students in other countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, England, South Korea, Latvia, and Japan;
    Whereas American children in the 4th and 8th grade are only allowed, from the passing of this law onward, to outperform (rather than be outperformed by) students in other countries; namely Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, England, South Korea, Latvia, and Japan - in the fields of Mathematics and Science;

    Whereas since 1995 the United States has shown only minimal improvement in math and science test scores;
    Whereas the United States is no longer allowed to show only minimal improvement in math and science test scores (recognizing that something greater than 'minimal' improvements in math and science test scores would affect the economy and the condition of society, also recognizing that there is a named standard to which the test scores can be compared);

    Whereas by the 8th grade, American males outperform females on the science portion of the TIMSS survey, especially in Biology, Physics, and Earth Science, and the lowest American scores in math and science are found in minority and impoverished school districts;
    Whereas the fault of lower science test grades by American females when compared to American males in the 8th grade, especially in Biology, Physics, and Earth Science, lies in American female 8th graders, rather than in the public education system;
    Whereas the fault of the lowest American scores in math and science by minority and impoverished school districts lies in the minorities and the impoverished, rather than in the school districts;
    Whereas these test scores matter;

    See? Easy fix.
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