Plus a piece of blank paper,
Follow my instruction, Listen,
Worry about other stuff later.
Draw a dot,
It makes a point,
Draw a different dot,
Connect both dots, not to disappoint.
U have made a line segment,
Draw a third dot apart from the line,
U r doing just fine.
Connect your 3rd dot to two ends,
You’ve got a triangle for your friends.
A triangle forms a plane,
You shall not need me to further explain.
Draw a fourth dot on the paper outside of your triangle,
Connect it to the two dots closest to it, once,
You have made a quadrilateral.
Planes are flat,
Just like the wings of a bat.
A piece of paper is also a plane
with four right corners,
While a triangle is a plane
With three corners.
A stack of 500 piece of papers
is no more a plane,
It is a geometric body for you to learn.
This is linked to Poetry Pantry
31 thoughts on “A Triangle Forms A Plane”
Clever. I’m not a math person but try to incorporate math concepts into tours I do with school children at the art museum. This is something I can use!!!
Amazing, Ji. really amazing. I will be looking forward to your participation in “What will be your reaction?”
Very fine. Now you have reached my limit in plane geometry. Ha! After this, my mind wanders to places no mathematician has been able to figure out. Thank you for sharing.
You are amazing Ji, this is awesome!! Clever YOU!!! Thanks for sharing x
You do enjoy Math. I like that. Not many people see Math as fun. I am glad you take the time to make it fun and make us learn at the same time. Hope you are having a great summer. I am plugging along. All is well. 😎
So very clever….thanks for the post.
I read it all the way through, Jingle, but as I HATE math and anything that
relates to it, this was not my favorite of your wonderful poems.
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You have just reminded me how very long it’s been since I took geometry in high school!
u are the best at these, will be over to vote soon ,and thanks for the awards xx
your math poems are plain awesome, Jingle!! I am making a note of them, so that when I have kids and need to explain these things to them, I can refer to your poems! Fun way to teach, and I am sure the kids will understand better this way too!!
Thank you for this cool stuff, Jingle! You rock! 🙂
Lol. this is so cool.
Very nicely written
This could almost be an ode to Pythagorus. Love it! 🙂
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This is great! I might just have to bring your poem out for my math classes!
Poetic math eh!
If I have a triangle, do I really live on that plane?
If I ask for control, do I have too much to gain?
If I ask for openness, just how will people explain?
Oh, this math is really too much for my brain!!!
Wonderful Jingle. I really enjoy this poetry and mental exercise in one.
Awesome work Jingle.. Super Lines..
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I’ve included your link in a recent rhyme,
take a look if you have the time
Ah, memories of mathematics. Learning about lines, planes, and different shapes. Great poem!
Well now at least I can finally say that “Learning Math is really fun!”
Thanks for this poem Jingle. This is so great! Really.
beautiful poem. thanks for the guidelines for building a plane.
a very physical poem, i enjoyed it
I love a pile of paper.
WOW Ji.. 😀 A mathematical poem.. kudos 😀 u make learning fun 😉
thats beautifully penned jingle 🙂
was away for a week… returned yesterday 🙂
have a nice day 🙂
So glad I don’t have to do geometry any more. For me OR my kids. 🙂
Hey Jingle..Wanna send ya an invite. Prompts on Tuesdays:
stop by sometime
do that stuff later… ur doing just fine… amazing triangle you made out here 😀
Being a math teacher, I don’t have to tell you how much I loved this!
my monkey reads you well
a lesson of multiple proportions… i could not help but smile… love poetry!!!! the sky is holding