The 2016-2017 school year is drawing to a close. Some are loving their math teachers and some are celebrating them with poetry. Here are the opening stanzas of a poem by Mia Pratt about her teacher -- the complete poem is found at here (at PoetrySoup.com).
My Math Teacher by Mia Pratt
My math teacher was such a colorful character
she was the queen of Mathematics at our school
she loved linear regressions and probability
and permutations and combinations too!
My math teacher loved to
entertain us with her Listerine coated smile
and her heart as pure
as the golden sand on Small Hope Bay
she loved making calculus and matrices fun for us
while March 14th was her second Christmas
and grading our exams was her New Year's Day!
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Poet and novelist John Updike (1932-2009) was a math teacher's son -- here is a link to his sonnet, "Midpoint," about his father. Additional poems about teachers may be found using the blog SEARCH.