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Pi Ku Poetry Contest

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Pi Ku Poetry Contest

  1. 1. Pi-ku poetry contest 5 – 7 – 5
  2. 2. Pi-ku poetry contest The Lifts Not Working By Paul McCann On The First Floor Elevator shaft. People waiting for the lift. Down on the first floor. Source = http://home.vicnet.net.au/~poems/ps/html/haiku_examples.html
  3. 3. Pi-ku poetry contest On The Second Floor How can we get down. Elevators broken down. Up in the top floor.
  4. 4. Pi-ku poetry contest On The Third Floor What are they doing? We're stuck here on the third floor. The lift's not coming.
  5. 5. Pi-ku poetry contest On The Top Floor We better get down. From the top floor to the ground. Take the fire escape.
  6. 6. (Like Haiku 5 - 7 - 5) Unending digits . . . Why not keep it simple, like Twenty-two sevenths? Source = http://www.teachpi.org/activities.htm Pi-ku poetry contest
  7. 7. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about the properties of a circle - How do you define a circle? How is a circle special? How do you get ideas for Pi-ku?
  8. 8. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about - diameter radius circumference area tangents center
  9. 9. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about the look & feel of a circle - round unending no starting point, no ending point
  10. 10. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about unending digits - 3 . 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5 . . . irrational transcendental
  11. 11. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about common approximations - 3.14 22 / 7 3.14 2 355 / 113 3.141592 9 ~ ~ ~ ~
  12. 12. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about circular items - wheels clocks rings merry-go-round cylinders
  13. 13. Pi-ku poetry contest Think about words associated with circles - round sphere vortex revolve rotate ball hoop halo disk orbit loop compass
  14. 14. Pi-ku poetry contest Circles on circles Infinity and beyond Nested together. - Mr. L, March 2009 Circle 
  15. 15. Pi-ku poetry contest Digits in circles Three point one four one five nine Going forever. - Mr. L, March 2009 Circle Digits 3 1 4 1 5 9 .
  16. 16. Pi-ku poetry contest - Mr. L, March 2009 Two arcs approaching Speared by double radius Form one grand circle.  -ku Pleasure
  17. 17. Pi-ku poetry contest Three hundred sixty Measure by measure counted Circle by degrees. - Mr. L, March 2009  -Degrees
  18. 18. Pi-ku poetry contest Greek Archimedes Measured doubly scribed circles Inside and outside. - Mr. L, March 2009 Archimedes
  19. 19. Pi-ku poetry contest Sectors for teaching Customers prefer slices Round berry goodness. - Mr. L, March 2009 Creative Commons license http://www.flickr.com/photos/knittinging/2739208771/ Blueberry 
  20. 20. Pi-ku poetry contest - Mr. L, March 2009 Galileo named Circle rolled - a cycloid made Three pi r squared now. Cycloid - image from GeoGebra by Mr. L
  21. 21. Pi-ku poetry contest - Mr. L, March 2009 Tangents in pairs come Equal arms - circle scissors Meet radii once. Tangents
  22. 22. Pi-ku poetry contest Haiku style: 5-7-5 syllables per line 1, 2, or 3 three-line stanzas Complementary graphic Landscape style for scanning Paper/pencil, computer, or combo As usual, great projects = extra credit Due Friday, 13 March

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