Pi Fight: Pi vs. Tau

Resource ID#: 148673 Type: Tutorial

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: pi, tau, circle, diameter, radius, circumference, Pi Day, text complexity, tutorial
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Professional Development
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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Why Tau Trumps Pi:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. The author tries to convince the reader that two pi, or tau, occurs more often in mathematics than pi by itself. The author provides several examples and indicates the history behind society's choice of pi rather than tau.

Type: Text Resource