(Leo had to write an essay introducing himself to his math teacher. We were reading “The Friendly Book”, by Margaret Wise Brown, to Ada, and got the idea to do a math poem in that style. Leo mostly wrote this himself, although I made some suggestions about rhyming and meter.)

**I Like Math
** By Leo Armel

(In the style of Margaret Wise Brown)

I like math

I like numbers

Big numbers

Little numbers

Rational and irrational numbers

Negative and positive numbers

Simple and complex numbers

Integers and reals

I like numbers

I like Pi

2pi

Root pi

e to the i pi

Pi r squared

Blueberry pie

I like pi

I like logs

Log base 2

Log base 3

Log base 10

Log base e

I like logs

I like shapes

Circles, squares and right triangles

1D 2D 3D shapes

Regular and irregular shapes

Fractals and monster shapes

Concave and convex shapes

I like shapes

I like graphs

Line graphs

Bar charts

Pie charts

Error bars

I like graphs

I like operators

Plus minus times divide

Roots and powers

Integrals and derivatives

Factorials and combinations

I like operators

I like functions

Linear functions

Exponential functions

Quadratic functions

Trig functions

I like functions

I like angles

Acute angles

Right angles

Obtuse angles

Straight angles

Reflex angles

I like angles

I like calculators

Programmable calculators

Graphing calculators

Wolfram Alpha and online calculators

Human brains

I like calculators

I like math