**by Joel Gilmore**

*(Sung to the tune of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)*

*Note also that all digits should be read separately, as “Three point one four one five etc”!*

To find a circle’s area will often make you queasy,

It’s not just simply length by width or anything that easy.

But then one day you’ll find a number that will help your brain,

It might be transcendental but it’s sure to save you pain!

Oh!

*Chorus:*

3.141592653589

If you were to say it all then you’d be here a long time.

Multiply by two r and then you will have a curved line

3.141592653589

Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes Pi!

Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes Pi!

If you were to write **Pi** to several hundred thousand digits,

Any who saw patterns there I’d have to say were id(j)iots.

The proof that **Pi**’s irrational is just too long for now,

But if you ask your maths teacher I’m sure he’ll show you how!

Oh!

(Chorus)

Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes Pi!

Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes Pi!

So if you have a sphere whose volume you must quickly know,

It’s simply one and one third **Pi** by r cubed don’t you know.

But better use it carefully or **Pi** can lose its gloss –

(Spoken) Ahem, for instance, one night I used it on some trig,

And now my sin’s a cos!

Ooooooohhhhhh!

(Chorus, speeding up to a grand **Pi** finale!)

Copyright Joel Gilmore, 2000