SQUARE ROOT DAY
03 03 09
The Math Buffs’ Holiday which only occurs nine times each century is today-3/3/09, for the mathematically challenged , three is the square root of nine.
” The Square Root of Three”
I’m sure that I will always be
A lonely number like root of three
The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root signs
I wish instead I were a nine
For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic
I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality.
When Hark! What is this I see,
Another sequence root of three
As quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer
We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands
Our square root signs become unwed
Your love for me has been renewed.
This poem was written by David Feinberg
The poem was featured in the movie ” Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.”
As featured in the Oakland Tribune in California, a teacher by the name of Ron Gorton has been celebrating each occurrence of square root day since 1981.
He wants people to celebrate by getting things squared away, eating root veggies, potatoes and carrots cut into squares, going square dancing.
How about researching your genealogy, know your roots.
Play four square.
Listen to the song by Huey Lewis and the News, “Hip to be Square”.
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