Pi is the numerical value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Typically, pi is approximately equal to 3.14, but its decimal representation never ends or repeats.
It was shortly after the beginning of the school year that Patterson began learning about pi in Renee Brown’s math class at OMS.
“Mrs. Brown has a poster of pi and she showed us where this girl had memorized to. I wanted to pass what the other girl had memorized. I am very competitive,” said Patterson.
To date, Patterson has memorized the following digits: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214.
Patterson said he is going to continue learning the ever-continuous digits of pi.
Although he gets “A’s” in math, Patterson’s favorite subject is social studies.
He plays percussion in the Ocoee Middle School band and plans on joining the school’s chess club.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games like “Halo 3” and “Rock Band 2.” Patterson said his career goal when he grows up is to be a video game tester.