Mr. R.’s World of Math

Pi Day Limericks

This constant can barely be beat,
Like fruit pies it’s really so sweet,
But I have to conclude,
When you’re craving good food,
Pi shouldn’t be something you eat…

I don’t wanna’ cause a big scene,
But this year’s 2015..
And Pi day’s full date,
Is mathematically great,
5 digits of pi you can glean…

My mom placed a pie on a plate,
A round pie that tasted so great,
I haven’t a doubt,
She used π to find out,
The portion of pie that I ate…

A pirate whose parrots were prized,
Patched up his parrots’ left eyes,
Used diameter’s span,
Pi, strings, and tin can,
Produced patches the perfect eye size…

A cheese ball too small to be shared,
Was stuck in a cheese maker’s beard,
Hidden on purpose,
Its spherical surface?
4 π times radius squared!

A Greek guy helped prove pi so true,
And others from other lands too…
But it wasn’t Horatio,
Who discovered the ratio,
But a dude who invented a screw…
(Archimedes screw)

A circle’s 3-60 degrees,
And π-d around, if you please,
Use radius squared,
Times π if you dared,
For areas of circles with ease…

Archimedes would always astound,
The value of pi’s what he found,
He dug in his heels,
He used it on wheels.
To determine their distance around…

Pi is a constant so cool,
They showed it to me at my school,
We memorize more,
Than 3.14,
Because pi’s such a powerful tool…

The smartest dude ever on Earth?
Einstein, For what it’s all worth…
Relativity surmised,
I’m not that surprised,
Pi day’s the day of his birth…

Pi digits, they never repeat,
Like snowflakes they’re always unique,
Do you need to know more?
A decimal you’ll never complete!

A pie can be pecan or cream,
But dessert pies can’t help the math team!
The pi they’ll be needing,
To have them succeeding,
Has a numerical theme…
Blue birdie blushed truly with pride,
I can flap my 2 wings! I can fly!
But I’ll feel really sad,
Not happy, not glad,
Until I can understand pi…

A lover on Valentine’s day, (February 14th)
Yelled, “Pi day’s just one month away!” (March 14th)
She arranged all her roses,
Into pretty π poses,
And begged the red petals to stay…

Sweet Pi puts me straight on the path,
To analyze circles in math,
Ratio found,
Across to around,
Without it I’d incur teacher’s wrath…

The news is so international,
Not partisan, biased, or factional,
We’ll jump all around,
No integers found,
Pi day’s for being irrational…

A cyclist in a bike race,
Pedaled ’til blue in the face,
If his wheels would roll more,
Than 3.14,
He wouldn’t be stuck in last place!

The circle once said to the square,
My area is really quite rare,
My length times my height,
Just won’t get it right,
Pi is the path to get there…

I knew a young man from Bavaria,
Who was asked to find a disc’s area,
He was lousy at math,
And cried out, at last,
“Nothing, I think, could be scarier…”

Each time, I gotta’ use pi,
I measure the whole radii,
Without it I’m stuck,
Like a broken down truck,
A ruler’s kept close by my side…

Pi day’s pretty unique,
Celebrating a letter from Greek…
3rd month 14th day,
Say hip-hip hurray,
A day for math interest to peak!

I stare at the stars in the sky,
And imagine a world without π,
Sad’s how I feel,
No circles, no wheel,
No constant times squared radii…

Pythagoras wasn’t amused,
When somebody told him the news,
His theorem was great,
But it just didn’t rate,
Pi day is the day they would choose…

Pi day is Friday, oh shoot!
Just where is my Pi patterned suit?
Its short silky tie,
All covered with π,
As sweet as a bowl full of fruit…

A circle ate more pies, and more,
Sweet peach pies until he was sore,
He bulged at his sides,
‘Til his value for pi,
Was way more than 3.14…

A track I once looked for and found,
A circular track on the ground,
1 mile across,
Its center, of course,
And 3.1 miles around…

It wouldn’t be very high risk,
The answer will be very brisk…
If you settle on pi,
Just give it a try,
To determine the size of a disk…

Einstein showed us the way,
To ‘Al’ physics was mere playground play,
We’ll never know why,
He was such a smart guy,
But we know he was born on π day…

A frog and his friend were so stoked,
Pi day is our day they joked,
The day of our birth.
March 14th, not the 1st,
It isn’t the day that we croaked…

A pie plate that held pumpkin pies,
Was round like the iris of eyes,
We didn’t debate,
Circumference of plate,
Pi’s constant determined its size…

ENIAC, known for its powers,
Like Holland is known for fresh flowers,
Put through its paces,
Found 2000 pi places,
But took more than 70 hours…

Well, It’s something I’d like to restate,
It’s as sweet as sweet pi on a plate!
And whether you’re here,
Or way over there,
I hope all your pi days are great!!!

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