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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. 3Blue1Brown - Grant Sanderson
    Video explanations that elucidate with computer animations, changes in perspective, humor, and — occasionally — rhyming voice-over: Euler's formula, circle division (disjoint regions obtained by joining n points around a circle), and complex ...more>>

  2. 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>>

  3. 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>>

  4. 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>>

  5. 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>>

  6. 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>>

  7. Mathematical Poetry - Kaz Maslanka
    Blog mainly of "equational poetry," which the author describes as "an artistic expression created by performing mathematical operations on words or images." Posts of "math as a language for connotation," which date back to February, 2005, have included ...more>>

  8. 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>>

  9. 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>>

  10. 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>>

  11. 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>>

  12. Poetry and Mathematics - JoAnne Growney
    Poems by the Bloomsburg University mathematics professor: "All Day," "The Blacksmith," "Fly," "Conditionals," "The Prince of Algebra," "Geometry Class," "My Dance is Mathematics," "The Witch," as well as several square poems, in which the number of syllables ...more>>

  13. 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>>

  14. 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>>

  15. 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>>

  16. 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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