Math Circles Meeting: March 8th, 2014

The 3rd meeting of the Islander Math Circles, Spring 2014

Facilitators: Sarah Ives, Kim Moore, George Tintera

Agenda: History of Pi from Archimedes to Buffon

Pi:  How many digits do we really need to know?

Improving Archimedes

a'sapproximation

Improving Archimedes Method

Circle with inscribed and circumscribed hexagon 

Archimedes’ Process

Interactive of Archimedes’ Method

 

Buffon’s Needles

Gif of Buffon’s Needles

Simulation of Buffon’s Needles      

Cut the Knot Buffon’s Needle  


buffonpic

buffon

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