The History of Calculating π: Number of Accurate Digits
graph from Emma Haruka Iwao for Google; slow reveal by Jenna Laib
(Slide Deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: line graph
Visualization Source: Iwao, Emma Haruka. “Even more pi in the sky: Calculating 100 trillion digits of pi on Google Cloud.” Google Cloud Blog: June 8, 2022.
- Cassel, David. “How Google’s Emma Haruka Iwao Helped Set a New Record for Pi: What is it like to be the first person to calculate the 100-trillionth decimal place of pi.” The New Stack: June 11, 2022.
- Paris, Francesca. “The Woman Who Calculated 31 Trillion Digits Of Pi.” NPR: March 14, 2019.
Potential Math Content: time, change over time, exponential growth, exponents, jumps in data, noticing trends, powers of ten
Potential Content Connections: technology, history of science, computer programming, corporations