Square Root Day is Monday, 4/4/16. This marks an historical convergence with the opening of the Major League Baseball season. Don’t miss our only Square Root Day in the 16-year span from 3/3/9 to 5/5/25.
March Math Madness has a glorious final date: The Sweet 4 Squared, which has winnowed to the Final Two Squared, will culminate in the NCAA Championship which shares the Baseball spotlight on Square Root Day---see, college math isn't that hard!
Things for folks to do on Square Root Day: It's a good day to.......get things squared away, try to fit a square peg into a round hole, go square dancing, tie a square knot, travel on Route 66, drink rootbeer from a square glass, root for the underdog, eat a square meal, or watch the pigs root around.
We've established a contest with two prize packets. Each group of winners will share the date in dollars---$441.6. One packet will be divided among 4 + 4 + 16 U.S. winners. A second grouping will share the international prize, also totaling $441.6. The winners will be those who involve the most people in a Square Root celebration. Entries can include creating the largest square root sign from people, serving rootbeer in square glasses to the most folks, or cutting many roots into squares (well, cubes) for a square root stew.
There are only 9 of these days in a century, so let’s all enjoy a little math fun on Monday. We're hopeful of generating a lot of interest and enthusiasm, and giving lots of folks a smile.
Our favorite creative artist, who breathes joy into stick figures, has a Facebook page for a virtual event---all are invited---bring your friends!!
On 2/2/4 we cut vegetable roots into squares and Fed Ex'd them to Punxsutawney, where Groundhog Phil nibbled a bit. It will be next century before another rendezvous with Phil.
The simplest way to celebrate Square Root Day?---just share it with a friend. Greet them with the news of the day---and they, in turn, can tell another. It's kind of like a secret that you can't help sharing. A little math, a little smile, a little fun---that's Square Root Day!
These days are like calendar comets---you wait and wait and wait for them, then they brighten up your day--and poof--they're gone!
Square Roots are like the fountain of youth---those of us who turned 8 squared just after 3/3/9 won’t reach 9 squared until a year after 5/5/25!!---(and on my heaviest day, I've never tipped the scales at more than 14 squared)