More Student Valentines ala Mathematics
In previous years, I mentioned how a local mathematics teacher celebrated Valentine's Day by giving his students the assignment: Write a Valentine message containing a mathematics word with a double meaning. Several of his students' clever responses were included.
At that same time, I issued this challenge: Try this assigment with your students...and send me your most creative results so I can do a repeat of this next year....and one teacher (Cory B.) took on this challenge and provided me with another set of valentine samples. And, now for now the second year, Cory has provided yet another set of math valentines from some of his 8th-grade algebra students at Ilima Intermediate in Hawaii:
- Your heart is bigger than my polyhedra.
- Our love is a polygon; it has many sides.
- No Venn-diagram can show how alike we are.
- The volume of our love fills our heart.
- I started loving you the moment my life intersected yours.
- Ladies first, my lovely coefficient. Happy Valentines Day.
- Our love is parallel, no matter where we go we are beside each other.
- I can be the x and you can be the y and lets intercept at 1.
- Valentine lets add our love and subtract our hate and love to infinity.
- You’re a2 and I’m b2 lets go and make our c.
- Half of your heart and half of my heart equals a whole lot of love. Be my valentine.
- My love for you is like the real numbers; it never ends.
- The surface area of my love for you is expanding beyond its limits.
- The love between us is an equation of our life…you + me = us 4ever.
- My love for you is like a line, it never stops.
- My love for you is bigger than the volume of my heart and every second my hear beats it dilates for you.
- Our love is like a fraction if you multiply by the reciprocal we can become one.
- The love I have for you, valentine, doesn’t even compare to infinity.
- Together we are two pentagrams reflecting in the dark.
- You are the origin of my heart.
- Valentine, love has shaped our hearts and now they are congruent.
- You are the solution to my equation. Be my valentine.
- Our love is like a hypotenuse, we are the edges and love connects us with the longest segment.
Again, try this assigment with your students...and send me your most creative results so I can do a repeat of this next year.