Happy Square Root Day!

It’s March 3rd, 2009 – you know what that means. Oh, you don’t? Then you must not have paid enough attention in your math classes.

Here’s a hint – the calendar date is 3.3.09. Still not seeing it?

It’s Square Root Day, a holiday celebrated by math enthusiasts, especially those tickled by division. Need a brush-up? Here’s the definition of a square root:

“A number that, when multiplied by itself, will result in a given number. The square root of four is two; the square root of one hundred is ten.”

Today is a date when the day and month are both the square root of the last two digits of the year. For instance, 3 x 3 = 9. Three is the square root of nine.

So make sure you do something square root-ish! Don’t miss out – the next Square Root Day is seven years away, on April 4, 2016.

9 thoughts on “Happy Square Root Day!”

Your comments are welcome!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s