‘Pi Day’ brings joy — and pie — to young mathematician at St. Philomena School

Eighth-grader Eddie Couri of St. Philomena School in Peoria demonstrates -- for only two minutes -- his ability to recite 2,034 of the digits that make up the mathematical constant known as pi. It took him 25 minutes to reach his record-breaking total on March 14, Pi Day. Pi begins with 3.14159. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

Most people probably would rather spend 25 minutes eating pie than reciting as many digits as they could for pi, the mathematical constant that is used to determine the area and circumference of a circle. Then again, most people aren’t Eddie Couri. An eighth-grader at St. Philomena School in Peoria, Couri was able to recite […]

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