Event Detail

Event Type: 
Outreach
Date/Time: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Location: 
Corvallis-Benton Public Library

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Abstract: 

The number pi has traditionally been estimated by measuring circles. Quite amazingly, though, pi also appears in the probabilities of certain random events. In this interactive talk with OSU math fanatic Sarah Hagen, we will estimate pi by throwing toothpicks, flipping coins, pulling random numbers out of a hat, and more. Absolutely no math background required.