The Mathematician’s Haiku Book Ben Orlin Reflections September 2, 2015September 1, 2015 1 Minute a series of 17-syllable definitions for people who probably already know what the words mean Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Taggeddefinitions that entangle the ideas rather than untangling themliterary abusessyllable counting Published September 2, 2015September 1, 2015
24 thoughts on “The Mathematician’s Haiku Book”
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.
“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
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 !!!