*a series of 17-syllable definitions
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*for people who probably already know what the words mean*

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# The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

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Lover of math. Bad at drawing.

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The best! You just created posters for my word line. while the words may be Haiku, it’s the pictures that are pure poetry! (Enthusiastic hand clapping!)

These are delicious !

Here’s a few more to work on : limit, definition, imaginary, ……..

Your kids are going to have a wail of a thyme with this.

definition:

“What is it?” you ask.

The answer to that would be

this very haiku.

Unfortunately, this also happens to be a definition for recursion… oh, well.

These are beautiful!

Brilliant work! Some are really quite touching too!

I absolutely love this!

Pythagoras’s other observation

Two consecutive

triangular numbers sum

to a perfect square

(the illustrative cartoon is left as an exercise for the instructor)

They are really fun and nice! 🙂 Thank you! 🙂

One of your best posts ever. I’m stealing them shamelessly for my classroom by the way…

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My son showed me this today. How awesome is this?

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I’m trying to find two of your excellent tales in this blog (one was about the “monster”- the derivative- that came by waves; and the other one was a journey through the real line) but I can’t find them!!!

Honored that you enjoyed them!

The Differentiation: https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/10/28/the-differentiation-a-survivors-tale/

The Number Line: A Journey: https://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2016/01/20/the-number-line-a-journey/

Thank you !!!