Following the theme of positive connections, I offer a sample of work by Theoni Pappas, taken from a recently-republished collection math talk: mathematical ideas in poems for two voices (Wide World Publishing, 2014). Here are the opening lines of the first poem of the collection -- it is fittingly entitled "Mathematics."
|From "Mathematics"--a poem for two voices--by Theoni Pappas|
Learning takes place via all our senses . . . Mathematical ideas can be learned through art, reading, conversations, lectures. Therefore, why not link mathematical ideas and poetic dialogues? . . . These poems are meant to be read aloud . .. lines on the same horizontal are meant to be read simultaneously.