PAETE.ORG FORUMS
Paetenians Home on the Net

HOME | ABOUT PAETE | USAP PAETE MUNISIPYO  | MEMBERS ONLY  | PICTORIAL PAETE | SINING PAETE  | LINKS  |

FORUM GUIDELINES
please read before posting

USAP PAETE Forum Index USAP PAETE
Discussion Forums for the people of Paete, Laguna, Philippines
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch    UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

(Math) Rational and Irrational Numbers

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    USAP PAETE Forum Index -> Science Lessons Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
adedios
SuperPoster


Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 5060
Location: Angel C. de Dios

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: (Math) Rational and Irrational Numbers Reply with quote






Student Recites 8,784 Digits of Pi
Associated Press
Wed Mar 15, 10:02 PM ET

A high school student Tuesday recited 8,784 digits of Pi the non-repeating and non-terminating decimal likely placing him among the top Pi-reciters in the world.

Gaurav Rajav, 15, had hoped to recite 10,790 digits and set a new record in the United States and North America. But he remembered enough to potentially place third in national and North American Pi recitation and 12th in the world.

His ranking should be verified by the Pi World Ranking List within two months.

"I'm kind of disappointed, but I guess I did OK," said Gaurav, a junior at Salem High School.

But his mathematical feat won the praise of others, including the math and computer science teacher who got Gaurav interested in it.

"I'm still stunned," said Linda Gooding, one of three contest judges. She then joked, "That's a couple more than I can do."

Gaurav began memorizing Pi while a student in Gooding's class. Gooding holds the competition every year, and said she expected students to learn about 40 digits. Gaurav recited nearly 2,990 the first time.

Gaurav's parents promised him an Xbox 360 video game console if he had reached his goal. His father, Jogesh Rajav, jokingly offered to get him "an Xbox, but no game."

But Gaurav ultimately turned town his mother Seema's offer to buy him the game system anyway because of their deal.

He will try for the record again in May.

*************************************************************
Related Lessons (Elementary Level)


http://www.sciencenetlinks.com.....;DocID=247

*************************************************************

Questions to explore further this topic:

Rational and Irrational Numbers

http://www.themathpage.com/aPr.....umbers.htm

What are rational numbers?

http://www.masslearns.com/clic....._id=124463
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A405505
http://www.eduplace.com/math/m.....index.html
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RationalNumber.html
http://www.algebra-online.com/.....bers-1.htm
http://faculty.ed.umuc.edu/~sw.....ionals.htm

Operations with fractions

http://www.algebra.com/algebra.....ons.lesson

A Teaching Plan for Fractions

http://education.umn.edu/ratio.....1/rnp1.pdf

Operations with decimals

http://www.algebra.com/algebra.....als.lesson

What are irrational numbers?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A455852
http://faculty.ed.umuc.edu/~sw.....mbers.html
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/IrrationalNumber.html

A proof that the square root of 2 is irrational

http://www.math.utah.edu/online/1010/irrational/

Examples of Irrational Numbers

http://www.jcu.edu/math/vignettes/sqrt2.htm
http://www.mathsisfun.com/irrational-numbers.html

What is pi?

http://witcombe.sbc.edu/earthmysteries/EMPi.html
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Pi.html

Pi and the circumference of a circle

http://www.mathgoodies.com/les.....rence.html
http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfe.....medes.html
http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/.....medes.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/t.....himed.html

Videos on pi and the circle

http://www.learner.org/channel.....video.html

The first ten thousand digits of pi

http://www.joyofpi.com/pi.html

The first 100000 digits of pi

http://www.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu/%7ebreid/pi.cgi

A history of pi

http://www.ualr.edu/~lasmoller/pi.html
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.a....._ages.html
http://www.math.ubc.ca/people/.....i/bpi.html

Pi chronology

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.a.....ology.html

Pi memorization record holders

http://pi-world-ranking-list.c.....index.html

Pi trivia

http://www.eveandersson.com/trivia/

Modern calculation of pi (Gregory, Leibniz, and Machin)

http://www.escape.com/~paulg53.....index.html

GAMES

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education.....wheel.html
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/category_g_3_t_1.html


Last edited by adedios on Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:06 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
adedios
SuperPoster


Joined: 06 Jul 2005
Posts: 5060
Location: Angel C. de Dios

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Man Recites Pi to 100,000 Places Reply with quote

Man Recites Pi to 100,000 Places

By The Associated Press

posted: 04 October 2006
01:28 pm ET

TOKYO (AP) ─ A Japanese mental health counselor recited pi to 100,000 decimal places from memory on Wednesday, setting what he claims to be a new world record.

Akira Haraguchi, 60, needed more than 16 hours to recite the number to 100,000 decimal places, breaking his personal best of 83,431 digits set in 1995, his office said Wednesday. He made the attempt at a public hall in Kisarazu, just east of Tokyo.

Pi is a physical constant defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

It is usually written out to a maximum of three decimal places, as 3.141, in math textbooks. But the number, which has fascinated scientists for centuries, has no theoretical limit to the number of decimal places it can be written to. It is a constant that appears in the proofs of many equations defining the universe.

For the full article:

http://www.livescience.com/oth.....citer.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   printer-friendly view    USAP PAETE Forum Index -> Science Lessons Forum All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group