From the Fun Fact files, here is a Random Fun Fact, at the Easy level: Calculus Limerick
Here's a calculus limerick:
Integral zsquared dz
from 1 to the cube root of 3
times the cosine
of three pi over 9
equals log of the cube root of 'e'.
Betsy Devine and Joel E. Cohen
Presentation Suggestions:
Students may enjoy verifying the limerick's claim!
p.s. Remember that in all of calculus, the logarithm means natural log. Oh, and for our British friends who say "z" as "zed", the "z" in this limerick should be pronounced "zee"!
The Math Behind the Fact:
Students will enjoy creating their own math
limericks... it brings out the cultural aspect of mathematics.
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