3/3/09: Celebrate Square Root Day!


Let’s get geeky…or not.

When the month and day form the square root of the year, math geeks celebrate a special holiday. Well, presumably. I never made it past precalculus, so I’m only going by what the Associated Press says:

The math-buffs’ holiday, which only occurs nine times each century, falls on Tuesday – 3/3/09 (for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine).

“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,” said Ron Gordon, a Redwood City teacher who started a contest meant to get people excited about the event.

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