EUGENE, Ore. — It’s one of the most beloved numbers that sounds more like a tasty dessert. And Friday, local grade schoolers celebrated it in the best way possible.

March 14 is known as “Pi Day” because the date is 3-14 and the number pi starts off with 3.14159, and so on.

In honor of the day, students at Meadow View Elementary in Eugene ate their own little pies while computer scientists taught them with math games that help build partnership and communication.

Organizers say they wanted to make Pi Day fun for kids to show them that computer science and math can be a blast.

“Getting started as young as elementary school really builds stronger programmers and strong citizens for our country,” said Bethany Thramer, Operations Coordinator for Thinker Smith.

So what exactly is the number pi used for? It’s a mathematical constant–the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

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