Square Root Day occurs when the month and the day are the square root of the year. It only happens nine times in a century, and today is one of those days. The holiday is the brainchild of Sequoia High (Redwood City, California) driver education teacher Ron Gordon, who enjoys calendar quirks. What can you do to celebrate Square Root Day? Math teachers expect students to calculate square roots. That’s not nearly enough fun for a holiday, no matter how much of a math geek you are. Here’s a few things you can do to celebrate, mainly involving activities based around squares and roots.
-Cut root vegetables (carrots, turnips, radishes) into squares
-Make a square carrot cake
-Buy a square root puzzle
-Play a game of Square Root Clock.
-Listen to square root poetry (From Harold and Kumar):
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