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Best Math Poems

Below are the all-time best Math poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of math poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Mathematics
Mental stretching, the required sacrifice
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
To all exercises, these four are the basics
Hell on paper but sweet in its understanding
Equations and formula,...

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Categories: education, life, math,



Math
Why do we need math?
Because it puts us on a narrow path.
Even though it sometimes makes you swell up in wrath.
To most,
Math just causes you...

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Categories: math, school,

Premium Member Probabilities
Probabilities

fallen fruit exists
earthen harvest and ground meet
jars in the pantry

Robert J. Lindley ,07-24-2014...

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Categories: creation, earth, life, math,

Make It Count
line count and word number are equal in this selection....

"Make It Count"
by:  Eric L. Boddie

A
Man may
Come to play
But if you say
Oh no baby, not...

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Categories: math, art, education, encouraging, life,

Premium Member Met-a-Four
“Met-a-Four”


I “met a four”
when I was three
and oh the things
it did to me
and fingers counting
one-two- three.
When the four
brought in a five
all my counting fingers
came alive.
Reaching...

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Categories: children, math, nonsense,

Just doesn't add up
Pythagoras once fell off a ladder
And landed on a venomous adder
This adder couldn't add
Calculus made it sad
Algebra and theorems made it madder....

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Categories: funny, math, nonsense,

Fear Of Numbers
          Fear of Numbers

Fear of numbers is real
They carry adding machines on their backs
And loaded numbered...

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Categories: math, conflict, education, image, judgement,

Premium Member The Invention of Zero
Zero.
By which nothing is divided.
No zero
no negative
no opposite
no hope
no Adam, no apple, no marriage, no morning.
No mirror
no knowledge
no God, no soul, no ear lobe, no...

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Categories: math, father, future, home, hope,

Premium Member Mathematicians
Mathematicians
Use a complicate language
Hard to understand.

Things are quite simple
When are thought in simple words.
No mathematics?
...

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Categories: math,

Do the Math
Fifty stars
and
thirteen stripes
Wavy patriotic mathematician
do the math ... 
Subtraction or addition,
what will the numbers be,
37 or 63?
Slavery took away my parents’ human rights,
and their children’s...

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Categories: america, history, math, truth,

Half Mast

Can one count the pieces of a broken heart? 
Can a flag half staff proudly wave?
Will kites still rise in staccato weather,
or partial freedom be...

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Categories: conflict, emotions, hope, math,

Premium Member BiPartisan Dissonance
When oppositional cognitive dissonance deflects focus,
it tends to go back to when I deflected focus from her.
She sends me passive-aggressive messages,
bread crumbs leading back in...

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Categories: conflict, math, parents, political,

Coffee cup calculations - poet's cut
Based on BBC news article "Maths zeroes in on perfect cup of coffee"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37989169


Two billion cups a day we drink
To stay awake so we can think
Tireless...

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Categories: math, drink, funny, humor, humorous,

Premium Member To Count Quantum Sheep

       Out of cryostasis, I came ...

A slow, painful waking to a vessel that's shaking
    ...

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Categories: adventure, math, science, science

Premium Member Quintessential Placeholders
Yin/Yang
Ch'ang as "Constant"
natural law of growth and decay
yanging and yinning,
logically necessary alternation of opposites
universally permacultural law: exterior nature as inner conscience communicant
Interior Landscape of eco-Ch'ang...

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Categories: culture, language, math, nature,

Premium Member She loves and needs seven
I know her routine, she told me today, 
I know what lives in her soul,
I know her small quirk, that she thinks of the most,...

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Categories: math, mental illness,

Einstein's Bent Lines
Though we hail Albert E.’s creativity
For his grand tour de force, relativity,
   It remains a tough climb
   To imagine space-time
With its...

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© Ed Morris  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funny, humorous, math, science,

Math in Life
Shapes of the Past.
Numbers of the Present
Variables of the Future.

Shapes are different for every little hand drawing them,
every grown-up touching them.
Sometimes they miss a point,
only...

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© Lilia Rose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: life, math,

Premium Member At Basketball
Basketball stands for war or battle.
That's why I think about the players'
personalities, in my foxhole or squad.
Danny and Ben are fast and smart. Dan
especially can...

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Categories: math, basketball, body, games, history,

Deep Low Math
Deep Low Math


Divide the 1st number by nothing, Undefined,
That’s the meaning of TRUE LOVE,
Even the highest integer in a form of positive,
Cannot explain why this...

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Categories: love, math, me, metaphor,

Easy Math
2, like all primes, fascinates
2^3, it seems, comes to eight
3, the next prime right in line, 
3^2 [2 primes] = nine,  
^2: Exponentiated,
x3: multiplicated.
Still...

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Categories: humorous, math, science,

Math: A Great Challenge
Math is great
At some point I could get.
How could I get rid
When it is definitely a need?
I prefer writing an editorial
Than solving a perfect trinomial.
Math...

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Categories: education, emotions, math, student,

Premium Member Simple Math
One plus one plus one does not equal two
For me it adds up to heartache and tears
What's going to happen to me and you
If the...

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Categories: math, feelings, heartbreak, love hurts,

Premium Member MATH BLUES
They try to give math a happier spin
"How many times can this number go in?"
As if you are part of some numerical clique
Because you can...

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Categories: funny, humorous, math, school,

Premium Member Geometry of love
Two lines intersect
an inherently 
unstable situation.

Parallel lines
are better
each proceeding
separately in 
the same direction
balanced by forces 
of attraction/repulsion.
But if these change
the lines diverge 
or intersect (see...

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Categories: math,