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Share YOUR POEMS via the 2024 Math-Poetry Contest
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Submit between November 27, 2023 and February 2, 2024
Detailed instructions for contest entries are found AT THIS LINK!
as I considered and compared
the beauty (and usefulness) of both mathematics and poetry.
find mathematics beautiful
or useful?" All answer, "Useful,
I use math every day." My eyes
reveal that I want proof, and each
goes on to tell that she subtracts
to keep her checkbook, and sometimes
multiplies to find the size
of carpet for the dining room.
find beauty or utility
in poetry?" would each person say,
"It's useful. I use it every day>"
For proof would she go on to tell
that rhymes help her remember
the number of days each month --
like "Thirty hath September"--
and spellings of words with "i" and "e".
will join with me to see
beauty in mathematics --
and in poetry. by JoAnne Growney