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  1. Mathematical Poetry - A Small Anthology - Kate Stange, editor
    The poems of this anthology deal directly or indirectly with mathematics; some have been chosen some for their metre or structural patterns, others for their subject matter, others for amusement. Some note the differences between mathematician and poet. more>>


 
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  1. American Pi - Lawrence Mark Lesser
    Song lyrics by Lawrence Mark Lesser, approximately to the tune of Don McLean's "American Pie." Read a PDF of the Texas Mathematics Teacher article Slices of Pi: Rounding Up Ideas for Celebrating Pi Day, and see Lesser's "mathemusician" page for more lyrics ...more>>

  2. The Canonical List of Math and Jokes - David Ni
    A searchable archive of jokes and other humor on general mathematics, proofs, statistics and statisticians, and mathematicians. Also, poetry and quotes. ...more>>

  3. Digital Mathematical Performance - Gadanidis, George; Borba, Marcelo; Hughes, Janette; et al.
    Watch video, live-acted dramatic storyboards, and animations of how people "perform" mathematics: Flatland, "Help Me, Fermi," Should Parallel Lines Never Meet," "The Pleasure of Making 10" (linear equations), "The Waiter" (the missing dollar problem), ...more>>

  4. The Digit Connection - Lizzie
    A tribute to the number pi through music, poetry, and fiction. (Meet Sailor Pi!) Also includes a brief history of pi with some ways to calculate it, a quote collection, and ways to celebrate the number - even if it's not Pi Day. ...more>>

  5. The History of Mathematics in Clerihew - Joel R. Burgeson, Newman University
    A clerihew is a humorous, unmetrical, biographical verse of four short lines - two closed couplets -- with the first rhyme a play on the name of the subject. Read clerihews about Apollonius, Euclid, Pythagoras, Hero(n), Brahmagupta, Ramanujan, Turing, ...more>>

  6. More Fibbery - Gregory K. Pincus
    "Fibs./ Terse./ Defined./ As your tools,/ Twenty syllables;/ How you use them is up to you." The author explains this form of poetry and its two most important rules: the syllable count of 1/1/2/3/5/8 -- the first six digits from the Fibonacci sequence ...more>>

  7. Mr. R.'s World of Math
    Mr. R. has written math poems and a story for his 4th grade students, to help them remember basic math facts. These and other "mathless" poems are available here. The complete story is available for purchase. ...more>>

  8. Poe, E.: Near a Raven - Mike Keith
    An attempt at constrained writing - the art of constructing a work of prose or poetry that obeys some artificially imposed condition. "Near a Raven" encodes the first 740 decimals of pi. ...more>>

  9. Poem about the Riemann Zeta Function - Tom Apostol
    A poem about the zeta function and the Riemann hypothesis, linked to explanations of the important concepts by Chris Hughes. ...more>>

  10. Poetry and Mathematics - JoAnne Growney
    Formerly a mathematics professor (at Bloomsburg University), JoAnne Growney enjoys finding links between disparate entities -- such as between mathematics and poetry and literature. Read her poems: "All Day," "The Blacksmith," "Fly," "Conditionals," "The ...more>>

  11. Readings and Poetry Selections for Mathematics in Poetry - JoAnne Growney, Bloomsburg Univ., Bloomsburg, PA; The Math Forum
    Annotated bibliography for the contributed paper session, "The Scholarship of Humanistic Mathematics," AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, Orlando, Florida, 1996. ...more>>

  12. Smarandache Notions - J. Castillo
    A journal for papers related to the work of Florentin Smarandache, who in the 1960s proposed some new geometries: Non-Geometry, Counter-Projective Geometry, Anti-Geometry, and Paradoxist geometry, which would generalize and unite Euclid, Lobachevsky/Bolyai/Gauss, ...more>>

  13. Student Tessellations - Memorial Middle School, Totowa, NJ
    Memorial Middle School's Math 7 Class of 2004 completed a tessellation project using the Math Forum's Tessellation Tutorial instructions. The best work was selected for display on the website, with their accompanying poems. ...more>>

  14. What Is Mathematics? - John M. Lawler, Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Michigan
    Listings of links on Godel, Escher, and Bach, and other material related to Hofstadter's book by that name, from a math appreciation course. ...more>>


 
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