Monday, March 12, 2018

Celebrate Pi-Day with a message in Pilish

      As you may already know, when we write in Pilish, our word-lengths follow the pattern of the digits of pi.  For example, here is a link to posting from a couple of years ago that offers a poem in Pilish by Mike Keith.  Here is a small Pilish verse of my own:

Twenty-six words of Pilish . . .
Many thanks for the comment below from Seth and his students who caught
 who caught my incorrect use of  a 7-letter word for the 8th digit in an earlier version of this posting.

Here is a link to a host of earlier postings in this blog about Pi.

And, for Pi-Day or any day . . ..a book I found online recently that looks like a great STEAM resource for K-12 teachers is Strategies that Integrate the Arts in Mathematics (Shell Education, 2015) by Linda Dacey and Lisa Donovan.  This listing enables viewers to look inside.


  1. JoAnne-
    I really like you site.
    My students today suggested that
    Instead of the seven letter word “protect”,
    You might wish to use the six letter word “defend”

    Thanks for all your work.

    1. YES!! Thanks to you all for your careful reading!

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