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Readers Respond...Great!

In response to the recent Valentine challenge, two mathematics teachers had their students write messages that contain mathematics words with a double meaning.

First, the clever responses of Jim S.'s 8th Grade Mathematics students at Monticello Middle School.

Our love is like Pi. You wonder why? Our love is forever…You and I.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I’m complementary to
no one but you.

Like a linear equation,
Our love goes on forever,
Never ending, and continually growing.

You might be dependent,
You might be in control,
But whatever the outcome,
I couldn’t function without you.

Your just sine!

The angle of our love is acute, like you.

Penguins are cool.
Like the Pythagorean Theorem.
But not you.

Love is like a scatterplot,
It’s up and down and weird.

Our love has no margin of error.

You are 2 good
+2 be___
4 gotten

Our love is like an equation.
2 of us + 2 gether = 4 ever

I Love You is no if-then statement.

Of all of the population, you are my perfect square.

Second, the clever responses of Lisa M.'s calculus students in the Lake Washington School District:

In my life there is no U-Substitution.

If x was a time, I would integrate you from 1 to x.

We are a fractal function. Always continuous, never differentiable. B. my V.

The limit as my love approaches you is infinity.

Our love has no limit, for it goes on to infinity.

I wish I was sin2 and you were cos2 so together we’d be one.

Let me take your derivative so I can lie tangent to your curves.

On the Road of Love, all Sines point to you.

Though all are creative responses, the two groups do have a different flavor...representing the level of mathematics being experienced. Thanks Jim and Lisa for sharing your students' creative work.