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Topic: Schoolroom Math Poems
Replies: 6   Last Post: Jul 1, 1996 6:07 AM

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 Xcott Craver Posts: 148 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Schoolroom Math Poems
Posted: Jun 15, 1996 6:09 PM

B.D.S.McConnell <mcconnel@math.washington.edu> wrote:
>Hello ...
>
> To the Tune of "The Barney Song"
>
> Vee-dee-you (plus) You-dee-vee;
> That's the "dee" of You-times-Vee.
> So remember when the Product Rule you do:
> DON'T you say dee-vee dee-you!
>Don

I am reminded of the first part of the, wossit, MIT cheer?

E-to-the-u, du dx
E-to-the-x dx!
Cosine Tangent Secant Sine
Three-point-one-four-one-five-nine!
&c &c....

One of my math buddies learned a similar poem for the quotient
rule when she was in high school. I forget it -- I may email her -- but
I know it begins with...

If the derivative you need to know,
It's low-dee-high less high-dee-low.

Anyone else learn this one?

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Date Subject Author
6/15/96 Xcott Craver
6/15/96 Ellen Smith
6/16/96 Toby Bartels
6/18/96 Susan Schwartz Wildstrom
6/30/96 Frederick Toshio Toida
7/1/96 Leslie Paul Davies