High School Math

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Math Explorer 5

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Math Explorer 4

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Math Explorer 3

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Math Explorer 2

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Math Explorer 1

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Math Poems 4

  The Seaman's PI
A sailor whose math we deplore
Measured circles when he was ashore.
He made us all sigh
And we wanted to cry
So we asked him just why
He liked to rely
On a figure for pi
That was 3 and not 3.14.

  The Adder
A beautiful asp named Lenore
Found sums were a terrible bore.
"If I were an adder,
I'd be a lot gladder,
And would know 2 + 2 = 4."

Reporters of all kinds galore
Think that math is a terrible bore.
In composing the news
They're quite sure that two twos
Equal three, eight, or five, but not four.

  Bill Gates
The foresight and skill of Bill Gates
Made Microsoft one of the greats.
And you'll be rich, too,
If hard work, derring-do
And ambition are some of your traits.

  The Meter
The Frenchmen invented the meter,
The gram, centigrade, and the liter.
The foot, quart, and pound
Lost a whole lot of ground
To a system which was a lot neater.

Alexander Graham Bell
In inventing was known to excel.
He thought the telegraph was a fine idea
But he knew his telephone would turn out
to be the communication panacea.

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Math Poems 3

  Newton's Maxims
The colors all add up to white.
You'll weigh less at some lofty height.
Law two says it's smart
When you crash in your cart
To hold tight with all of your might.

There once was a fellow named Ptolemy
Whose earth-centered world seemed quite small to me.
'Till Kepler's three laws
Earned a thousand hurrahs
And made Ptolemy's plan a catastrophe.

  Konigsberg Puzzle
The Konigsberg puzzle succeeded
In giving us fame, which we needed.
But that darned Mr. Euler,
The rotten old spoiler,
Has solved it despite how we pleaded.

  Konigsberg Bridges
In Konigsberg, bridge number seven
Made us famous. Then Euler, by heaven,
Unriddled our game.
So to regain our fame
We'll build bridges eight through eleven.

The shape of the earth surely might
Be a bit like an eggplant upright
But Euler computed
What no one refuted;
The shape of a grapefruit's just right.

Carl Frederick Gauss
Was never one to grouse.
But when his father wanted him to lay bricks
He said he really preferred mathematics.

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Math Poems 2

  I Like Math
I once thought that math was a bore;
Arithmetic gross to the core.
My textbook I tossed;
To tests said, “Get lost!”
And now I like math more and more.

  Odd and Even
Zero, two, four, six, eight
Being even is just great.
One, three, five, seven, nine
Being odd is just fine.

  Great Distress
When you talk to Math Teacher Zoser
And he gives you a task, don't say 'No, sir'.
To avoid great distress
You should always say 'yes'
For his anger could make you moroser.

  To Compute
If ever you want to compute
And don't need to take a square root,
If used with some skill
An abacus will
Show everyone you're astute

  The Sphinx
I often have looked at the Sphinx
And have figured out just what she thinks.
She's using her math,
To compute that her bath
Will need water from 10,000 sinks.

  Apollonius' Cone
When you cut Apollonius' cone
There's a circle, but it's not alone.
A parabola, new,
A hyperbola, too,
And a perfect ellipse will be shown.

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