National Metric Week is celebrated October 10-16, 2010. This week is celebrated on the 10th month each year and any week the 10th day falls on. This week is sponsored by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics so that we can have an appreciation for the metric system. Here is a link to resources you can use in your classroom to celebrate: National Metric Week in October

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Created by Wanda Collins Sep 23, 2013 at 12:05pm. Last updated by Wanda Collins Sep 23, 2013.

Question: Why is this a mathematical limerick?

( (12 + 144 + 20 + 3 Sqrt[4]) / 7 ) + 5*11 = 9^{2} + 0 .

Answer:

A dozen, a gross, and a score,

plus three times the square root of four, divided by seven, plus five times eleven, is nine squared and not a bit more.

---Jon Saxton (math textbook author)

**Presentation Suggestions:**

Challenge students to invent their own math limerick!

**The Math Behind the Fact:**

It is fun to mix mathematics with poetry.

**Resources:**

Su, Francis E., et al. "Math Limerick." Math Fun Facts.

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