# The Numbers Show

The Global Traveling Numbers Show Starring Zero and The Digits applies Dr. Klemm’s, aka, The Numbers Lady’s, quirky, award-winning learning tools and her 40 years of experience teaching pre-k through PhD students throughout the world. It is the initial project of the NumbersAlive! Foundation, a public charity to increase numerical literacy and life skills in a storytelling cross-disciplinary fun, and engaging manner.

Being the center of the number line, Zero is the obvious host for the show, with numbers 1-9 forming the band, The Digits. The Global Traveling Numbers Show expands numerical literacy through observation and exploration of patterns of the natural and imaginative worlds. Guests will include the members of Team Ten® (0-9) along with higher-level math and science characters, STEM Squad® led by π. Episodes will include live-action, interviews with specialists, studio puppeteering, and multiple-language voice-over. Students will participate in each episode as researchers, joke writers, puppeteers, voice-actors, interviewers, game designers, etc. as relevant. The initial episode, Cinco de Mayo, was filmed and screened in 2019. Please enjoy all of the shows!

### WELCOME SPECIAL GUEST PI THE KING OF CIRCLES

Make your own Square Selfie Frame from Two Circles! Also listen to the Pi day song by Oren Levine and explore other supplemental materials.

Most of the articles believe pi is actually part of the design of the pyramids through the use of a circle. Phi, however, was likely unknown by the Egyptians at the time of the building of the great pyramids; that phi appears in the dimensions, appears to result not from the original design but due to its , that phi, appears due show up “after the fact” due to its own mathematical properties and relationship to pi. Notice that you can construct a right angled triangle with sides, 1 square root of phi and hypotenuse phi. See the attached picture. This mathematical characteristic likely have given rise to phi hiding in the dimensions of the great pyramids. But nobody knows for sure. A few links to a discussion (none endorsed by NumbersAlive!) follow. Do your own research and know that there is a lot written on this topic!

Some questions to consider:

Which of the math constants guests in episodes 5 (phi), 6 (Euler’s e) and 7 (pi) are transcendental and which are irrational? How does being a transcendental number compare to being an irrational number?

### WELCOME SPECIAL GUEST, NUMBER 8 AND HER SPIDER

Play along with our interactive crossword puzzle or download a copy for yourself.