Her jasmine perfume

as she whispers, “You had me

at Sohcahtoa.”

Joshua Gage

Ohio Haiku

## Category: Middle School

## Dragonflies

On the pond surface

Paul Glendinning

reflected dragonflies clash.

Mirror symmetry.

Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK

## Correlation

Take correlation

For causation and find out

Ice cream causes crime

Jeremy Redlien

## Achilles

Even Achilles

Jeremy Redlien

could not conquer all the points

tortoise merely passed

## Loganberry Pie

loganberry pie . . .

every year on March fourteen

she celebrates pi

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

## Oak Tree

Oak tree, solid trunk —

Anna Bardone-Cone

Base times height, the mass stretched out,

Vibrant life inside.

from Math in Seventeen Syllables

## Circle

The area of

Any given circle is

Always pi r squared

Lululu, age 12

## Outliers

Mean outliers bark

like hound dogs for our notice.

It’s just a squirrel.

David Carroll

Many data sets in the real world such as opinion surveys or rainfall amounts contain outliers — a value well outside the “typical grouping”. When using the average, or “mean”, to describe the data, a single outlier has a large effect on the average. When we provide a median value along with the mean it help people better understand the story being told by the data without being distracted by the barking dogs. –David Carroll

## Moon

square the radius

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

and then multiply by pi—

full moon in autumn

from Math in Seventeen Syllables

## Apples

filling one bushel—

Valentina Ranaldi-Adams

forty pounds of ripe apples

for us to carry

from Math in Seventeen Syllables