Humorous Math Poem Contest Winner
Winner will be announced below; but first, I’ve got to say this:
May the Fourth be with you.
Congratulations to Lucie, a student in Russ Holstein’s class. She was one of 36 entrants in the Humorous Math Poem contest, and her name was randomly selected to receive a signed copy of Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks. Lucie’s entry was a haiku:
Don’t be dramatic;
It is just mathematics.
Easy: 1, 2, 3.
[Editor’s Note: The middle line was changed from, “It’s just…,” to, “It is just…,” to give it the requisite seven syllables.]
Other noteworthy entries were the following:
I’m sick and tired of finding your x.
Just accept the fact that she is gone…
Move on, dude!
Oh, these numbers make me whine!
I am really doing poor.
If I learn this, will I shine?
Dear Aunt Sally,
Please excuse me
For not following the rules;
I don’t have the right tools.
I have a really geeky clock;
It has a special chime:
At 2, 3, 5, 7 and 11 o’clock,
It shouts out, “It’s prime time!”
And my favorite, which seems to be a commentary on standardized testing…
Today we had a test, it was mathematical.
Which is very tragical.
And wasn’t all that fantastical.
I rather it be biographical.
Does it come from the capitol?