Monday, December 16, 2019

Writing to Learn -- try Haiku

     Some of us learn a concept best when we write about it -- taking notes in class or while reading OR simply exploring our mind's thoughts.  Recently I discovered (in AAAS Science Magazine) these "Elemental Haiku" by Mary Soon Lee  -- offering a Haiku for each element in the periodic table.

For example, for Silicon (Si, atomic number 13) we find this:
Locked in rock and sand,
age upon age awaiting
the digital dawn.

Trying to find a Haiku to describe ALGEBRA, I came up with this:
Learn to represent
problems using equations--
then learn to solve them!

To explore previous postings of Haiku in this blog, here's a link!

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