We’ve made significant progress on our trek toward the next Square Root Day—we’re now a bit closer to the next one (4/4/16) than to the last (3/3/9). (we’ve crossed the “radical” divide!) Be patient, we’ll get there!
Square Root Day was Tuesday, 3/3/9. The last such day was 5 years ago (2/2/4), when Square Root Day hit Groundhog Day (a once-a-century occurrence.) The next time to celebrate is 7 years away (4/4/16).
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---the prize is the date in dollars ($339) to whomever can 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.
On 2/2/4 we cut vegetable roots into squares and Fed Ex'd them to Punxsutawney, where Groundhog Phil nibbled a bit. Our daughter, Rachel was among those sponsoring a Facebook "event" in a virtual world beyond my humble roots.
We have but 9 of these days in a century, and hope all enjoy a little math fun on Tuesday. We're hopeful of generating a lot of interest and enthusiasm, and giving lots of folks a smile.
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--in October I'll turn a mere 8 squared !!---(and on my heaviest day, I've never tipped the scales at more than 14 squared)