Humble Pi: Enjoying When Math Goes Awry : Short Wave Over the last 24 hours, some of us Short Wavers celebrated Pi Day the only way we know how: eating some yummy pie and thinking math thoughts. Here on the show, many of us are math enthusiasts. But none of us claims to be a math perfectionist. We think there's at least as much joy and insight in the mistakes as there is in what we get right. It's a lesson we discussed in today's episode about Matt Parker's book, Humble Pi. It's an oldie but a goodie from our archives.We hope it inspires you to continue to celebrate pi and math everyday.

Humble Pi: Enjoying When Math Goes Awry

Humble Pi: Enjoying When Math Goes Awry

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SXSW attendees celebrate Pi day during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Suzanne Cordeiro/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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SXSW attendees celebrate Pi day during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

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Over the last 24 hours, some of us Short Wavers celebrated Pi Day the only way we know how: eating some yummy pie and thinking math thoughts. Here on the show, many of us are math enthusiasts.

But none of us claims to be a math perfectionist.

We think there's at least as much joy and insight in the mistakes as there is in what we get right. It's a lesson we discussed in today's episode about Matt Parker's book, Humble Pi. It's an oldie but a goodie from our archives.

We hope it inspires you to continue to celebrate pi and math everyday.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.