Pi Day is celebrated every year on March 14th -- or 3/14. On that date, some schools hold contests to see who can memorize and correctly recite the most digits of pi. My older daughter participated in this competition for three years. The first year she memorized about 40 digits, and her schoolmate who won the competition memorized over 100. The next two years she had a friendly competition with a classmate and the two of them worked hard to outdo each other. The second year of the contest she memorized close to 400 digits and came in second place in the school. The third year, when she was in sixth grade, she memorized 868 digits of pi and came in first place. In Hypatia Academy, Victoria memorized exactly 1,000 digits of pi more than my daughter did in real life, and the first digits that are printed in the book are the last digits that my own daughter recited in the competition.
To learn the trick to how my daughter (and Victoria!) memorized so many digits, read chapter 15. Click here to learn more about pi.