Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, Everyone!

This is a special day for me, and not just because we celebrate every holiday we can at our house.  This blog has two special events organized for Pi Day:

  1. Today is the deadline for entering to win an autographed copy of the book Blockhead:  The Life of Fibonacci (see this post for details on entering); and
  2. Tonight at 8:00 PM US Eastern Time (GMT -5.00), we will have a webinar with the author of Blockhead to discuss how to use this excellent picture book to teach not only the Fibonacci sequence of numbers, but many other math concepts (see this post for more information).
This webinar is being offered as part of the Math 2.0 series organized by Maria Droujkova of Natural Math, who wrote up these simple instructions about how to connect to the webinar:

How to join the webinar

  • Follow this link at the time of the event:
  • Monday, March 14th (Pi Day!) 2011 we will meet in the LearnCentral online room at 5:00 pm Pacific, 8:00pm Eastern time.  (Check the WorldClock for your time zone.)
  • Click "OK" and "Accept" several times as your browser installs the software. When you see Elluminate Session Log-In, enter your name and click the "Login" button
  • If this is your first time, come a few minutes earlier to check out the technology. The room opens half an hour before the event.
Check the blog tomorrow to see if you were the big winner, and also to access a link to hear a recording of the session if you happen to miss it.

Good luck to all, and have fun today investigating all things Pi!

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