World Poetry Day is celebrated on 21 March each year and was declared by UNESCO.

National Poetry Day in the UK takes place annually on the first Thursday in October.

A poem about the numbers one to nine. Just for fun can you make up a last line for each verse?

A poem introducing using trigonometry and Pythagoras' Theorem to find lengths and angles.

The Limerick is a classic, popular form of poetry and this one is mathematical.

"The Square Root of Three" by David Feinberg:

In a land of numbers, some odd as can be,

Lived a curious number, the square root of three.

It wasn't a one, nor was it quite two,

It danced in between, not sure what to do!

With a hat that was striped and shoes big and neat,

It twirled around town, tapping its feet.

"I'm irrational, yes! But don't be so blue,

For numbers like me, bring a twist to the crew!"

It zigged and it zagged, with a Seussian flair,

Singing of maths, in the cool open air.

"I may not be whole, but I'm fun, can't you see?

For I am the number, the square root of three!"

Suddenly look out, what's this I see,

Another beautiful square root of three.

We multiply neatly as we both do prefer,

Our product's a wholesome, exact integer.

So no need for rounding when precision you need,

This number's so different, yet useful indeed,

Remember its spirit, so wild and so free,

The whimsical, magical square root of three!

In the quest for knowledge, where secrets are vast,

Maths is the key to the future and past.

Numbers and equations, a language so clear,

Unlocking the cosmos, bringing mysteries near.

Like brushstrokes on canvas, each theorem we find,

Paints a picture so vivid in each human mind.

Each proof and each puzzle, a step in the dance,

In the grand waltz of patterns, with which we advance.

So why learn mathematics? It's the climb to the peak,

A language universal, for the bold and the meek.

It's the rhythm, the painting, the poem, the prose,

In the ascent of learning, where wonderment grows.

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The sub-heading at the top of the page is inspired by a quote attributed to Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO. The original quote was: