# 54 Math Poems That Will Make Learning Fun

Learning math can be a very daunting task for many, and it’s not often something we willingly take on in our spare time.

However, with the right attitude, approach and math poetry, it doesn’t have to be such a challenge!

The great Albert Einstein once said “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – so what if we combined these two things together?

The math poems that will make learning fun – sounds like an interesting concept right?

A creative way of inspiring us to learn something new while also providing enjoyment and allowing us to explore our own creativity.

Whether you’re looking to brush up on basic numeracy or want to solve some complex algebraic equations using rhyme – this blog post of poems about math has got you covered!

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## Best Math Poems

These best poems about math will stick in your mind and inspire you to tackle even the most challenging equations with ease. The best part is that you don’t have to dread math anymore! So, give them a try, and you’ll soon find that math isn’t so scary after all!

### 1. Abhorrent Arithmetic

** **by T.J. Morrissey

The hypotenuse, the cube, and the square,

It crosses me, as being quite unfair.

It crosses me, as a bisecting line,

And it is quite grueling, though I do fine.

Some are useful in life and in practice,

Like how to make it even, a lattice,

But some are useless to the fourth power.

This sort of question, turns me quite sour.

Forget that, the compass, a passive tool.

Forget the ruler, which barely can rule.

Forget the protractor, straight edge, and more,

Because math, unlike books, lacks luster and lore.

### 2. To My High School Math Teacher

** **by John Watt

Perplexed teenager, lacking social lumen

pulled C’s in English, D’s in History –

my dreadful retrograde trajectory

projected no collegiate acumen,

in prom discussions, practically subhuman!

Then, your poetical geometry

and sleek Cartesian choreography

became my sailing ship, and I, its crewman.

Derivatives soon danced in arcs non-static.

Pythagorean proofs helped me progress,

vectors resolved problems that once would vex.

Your agile algebra of joy quadratic:

my new hypotenuse of happiness

helped me to find myself… I solved for x.

### 3. Half Mast

** **by Sarai Virden

Can one count the pieces of a broken heart?

Can a flag half staff proudly wave?

Will kites still rise in staccato weather,

or partial freedom be less than a slave?

Explain this measure of a hearts half beat

wind that blows yet never reaches the trees

the disfigured countenance of a dreamers disgrace

how half body dreams cry imbalance in between

Tarnished stains of unpolished silver

flyblown details of a life unabridged

groping for a fortress forged by slivers

unfit by the stages between and betwixt

shifting weight from east to west

dodging shadows of intent and neglect

standing at the post where the middle never met

like a chromosome missing beholding what’s left

Oh to be pregnant with hope

then giving birth to a portion revoked

How does one survive the division

of two halves opposing a whole

What brightness can a light once shining

affect through half of a soul?

and where is the joy in knowing

without two halves you’ll never be whole?

A heart scattered in fractions

equations refusing an algorithms find

These are the conundrums which riddle

and the factors left baffling the span of time

### 4. Maths

** **by Meenakshi Hariharan

A strange subject that’s maths

Which has never got me any pats.

Three major subjects in mathematics

Algebra, geometry and arithmetic.

Maths is full of calculation

But the problem is in multiplication.

You draw lines for squares and triangles

But you also have to find their angles.

Once when you double it’s a square

But when divided by the same number it’s a one.

The sums and problems are of tricks

Your mark is zero if it doesn’t click.

### 5. A Sphere

** **by Kami Zheng

I think your world is falt

But mine is a sphere

Your world goes forward backwards, right, left

Mine goes forward, backward, right, left, down, up

You fear falling off the edge

I fear circling back to wear I started

For the hundreth time

With no where to go I dig deeper

Tilling through the soil with the weary but hopeful eyes

But the deeper you dig the harder it gets

You have to dig longer

You have to become stronger

Because the farther down you go

The more the earth heats up

It sticks together

Melts into a blob

It becomes too soft to sustain

What’s pulled out slides in again

Back into the lava of mystery

If we could reach the center our world would not exist

If anyone was down there the earth would collapse

We are too fragile to withstand the pressure of the whole earth on our earth-made bones

It’s more impossible than an ant carrying elephants on a million sides.

But there’s another dimension as well

One that increases or decreases each time you come around the same spot twice

And see something in a different way

Maybe it’s the spin on the electrons,

Maybe it’s flight and fleet

A new binary realm of possibility

One can develop or regress

That part of me is growing

If the rest of me wanders

From pole to pole and high to deep

I just wish I could see it

With my 3D eyes

The 4D plane

The outside of the box

And the reason why it shakes

### 6. Mathematics

** **by Funom Makama

Mental stretching, the required sacrifice

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

To all exercises, these four are the basics

Hell on paper but sweet in its understanding

Equations and formula, serving as raw products

Mastering the existence of numbers to gain its wisdom

Arithmetics also in a graphical representation

Then its technicalities in shapes and planes

Into life’s activities, these applications silently integrate

Calculation of numbers and expressions

Sum up all problems via solutions to an answer.

### 7. Today’s Sunrise

** **by Caren Krutsinger

today’s sunrise was prettier than all of the others

and I have seen almost thirty-six thousand of them

I know because I calculated how many days I have been alive

thirty-five thousand, nine hundred and seventy-seven sunrises

Wait! A second said a colleague. You watched the sun rise every day?

I am a bit sheepish now. Maybe I have seen twelve sunrises.

### 8. Headache of Mathematical Proportions

** **by Nhuja Dongol

When you can’t divide a number by 0

Learn mathematics and you’ll be a Hero

Infinity, proportions &

coordinate geometry

you can get a headache, I cannot guarantee!!!

maths full of + and –

Beware! you can suffer from memory loss

Even though the probability is very rare

think your way, a headache-nobody

can bear

when the headache comes to maths

unlike physics, chemistry or anatomy

I advise you to relax

And think about the solution slowly.

### 9. Setting in a Math’s Exam

** **by Dawn Ndlovu

The sound of silence

pounding in my head,

numbers revolve but

formulars envade my

head like solders

of love.

An idea comes but

answers are not there,

the pressure starts to

build

but

are word comes “30minutes

left” she says.

owww my feet starts to shack,

swet starts to show,

My head is high like are

bird flying without wings.

will the pressure stop

when the world turns around

cause shes standing,

right next to me saying

“times up”.

My future is gone 3hours

of pain and sorrow.

seating in an maths exam.

## Famous Math Poems

Math can be a tricky subject to grasp, but it doesn’t have to be boring. That’s where these famous poems about math come in. These clever rhymes and verses turn mathematical concepts into something more playful and enjoyable. Try them!

### 1. Favorite Subject

** **by Anthony

Geometry

a subject disliked by many

Curves depicted by sharp or smooth angles

definitive characteristics from one to the other

each to prove their existence

Geometry however, is my favorite

ability to see her facial shapes

trapezoid lips, rhombus eyes, triangle nose

Best of all

the obtuse degree at which she smiles.

### 2. You Can Never Divide by Zero

** **by Anonymous

You can never divide by zero

And I am happy.

You can never divide by zero

And I was never abused.

You can never divide by zero

And those scars are from my cat.

You can never divide by zero

And I don’t want to die.

You can never divide by zero

And I am happy.

### 3. Super Sum

** **by Roman Montemorano

Upper pizza sheds its crust

at the spheric core

pyramids prevent the cardboard

from its cheesed gore

Valuation for the winter

winner’s glimmer cold

as the added must divide

one denominated scold

More the flavor more the tongue

language flourish stir

cocktail savor shaken songs

worse hips cannot whirl

As with songs so with meals

dances and the speech

mingle mixtures see the shades

color bolded breach

### 4. Fear of Numbers

** **by Earl Schumacker

Fear of numbers is real

They carry adding machines on their backs

And loaded numbered guns

Divide and subtract from families and everyone

With two times the pleasure two times the fun

Double their trouble on the run

You cannot escape the digits on your hands and toes

They are counting on you to pull them through

Children fear math and numbers like the plague

Run from them at multiple fractions of a second

Poof!…Like zero, (Is that a real name and number?), they are gone

Figures hide behind accountants glasses

Hitting you with tons of taxes

Not to be divisive or derisive

Or taken down in dividends

I think they’re out to get you

In the end they have no

Something’s don’t add up

You can count on that

### 5. Rhythm and Art

** **by Trevor McLeod

The only answer to the math question was love

Everyone denied it and moved on

Each grave for others

and not God fron

For where are equations

but in the heart

When all of our nation

means rhythym and art

### 6. Just Skin

** **by S. Hosking

Eleven, a prime number

the number of layers of

Skin in the game

Bruised or distorted, thin skin, thick

Swollen and starving

All the same in the vain vein

Of wanting, striving to be added.

Seen. Understood. Valued. Desired.

Simple arithmetic and decent poetry.

Variety in the shapes of you

never gave me much trouble.

lines were steady and clean.

Easily followed geometry

invited intrigue with turns and curves

Utterly diverting.

Higher math came through

Blew me away.

With possibilities

Figuring probability

fractions of myself so quickly lost

Shattered by a glimpse found

Plausible in the infinite of creation

In that universe

where you could have

maybe

loved me.

### 7. The Invention of Zero

** **by Robert Ronnow

Zero.

By which nothing is divided.

No zero

no negative

no opposite

no hope

no Adam, no apple, no marriage, no morning.

No mirror

no knowledge

no God, no soul, no ear lobe, no Iliad, no Odyssey.

No universe

no black hole

no zodiac

no hero

no mission, no omission, no fission, no fusion.

No beanstalk

no tractor

no yellow

no 7:30, no wind, no window, no owl, no one.

### 8. Freshman Year

** **by Anonymous

i have learned more about friendship than algebra one,

more about love than the french revolution.

today i picked strawberries,

fingers sweet and pink,

sitting on a counter, across from my best friend.

we shared stories of family and love,

and laughed as the sun sipped on our skin.

the things i learn

### 9. An Equation

** **by Hyam Plutzik

Coil upon coil, the grave serpent holds

Its implacable strict pose, under a light

Like marble. The artist’s damnation, the rat of time,

Cannot gnaw this form, nor event touch it with age.

Before it was, it existed, creating the mind

Which created it, out of itself. It will dissolve

Into itself, though in another language.

Its changes are not in change, nor its times in time.

And the coiled serpent quivering under a light

Crueler than marble, unwinds slowly, altering

Deliberate the great convolutions, a dancer,

A mime on the brilliant stage. The sudden movement,

Swifter than creases of lightning, renews a statue:

There by its skin a snake rears beaten in copper.

It will not acknowledge the incense on your altars,

Nor hear at night in your room the weeping.

### 10. Geometry

** **by Rita Dove

I prove a theorem and the house expands:

the windows jerk free to hover near the ceiling,

the ceiling floats away with a sigh.

As the walls clear themselves of everything

but transparency, the scent of carnations

leaves with them. I am out in the open

And above the windows have hinged into butterflies,

sunlight glinting where they’ve intersected.

They are going to some point true and unproven.

## Funny Math Poems

Are you tired of boring math lectures and tedious worksheets that seem to go on forever? Well, have no fear because these funny poems about math will add some much-needed humor to your learning experience. Don’t believe us? Check them out for yourself and see how much more exciting learning can be!

### 1. Gross Fruits

** **by David Fisher

We planted a gross of strange, cube shaped fruits

Below the soil, then waited for shoots

When summer was through

Only twelve grew

Which is what you get when you plant, square roots

### 2. Concerning Math and How to Say It

** **by Timothy Hicks

The British call it maths,

but the Americans ditch the s

causing much international scorn.

But for our sake, p’raps it’d be best

to keep subjects

only halfway grasped

in the singular form.

### 3. Einstein’s Bent Lines

** **by Ed Morris

Though we hail Albert E.’s creativity

For his grand tour de force, relativity,

It remains a tough climb

To imagine space-time

With its axes not fixed but all pivoty.

### 4. I Didn’t Do My Math Homework

** **by Jacob Cra

I didn’t do my math homework!

I watched T.V instead!

I better come up with an excuse… and quick!

Or else I’m surely dead!

My brother tore it!

It’s in the garbage!

Mom says it causes brain damage!

My power was out!

I had the flu!

I was having trouble excreting my poo!

You know, why even bother?

My excuses are so lame!

I know! My dog ate my homework!

Now to find a dog I can blame…

### 5. Nevermind Number Nine

** **by Michelle Faulkner

Rounded up

Forgotten pup

No hourglass shape

Like sister eight

Denied the pluck

Of seven’s luck

No flashy tricks

For clever six

Lacking the vibe

Of cool kid five

Awkward score

No balanced four

Craves symmetry

Family of three

Alone and blue

Unlike cute two

While ten and one

Have all the fun

Eleven stays

Aloofly away

Twelve is far

Too popular

And all the teens

Have their own scenes

So, find time for nine

In your counting rhymes!

### 6. Life and Math Equations for Contest

** **by Nayda Ivette Negron Flores

The life situations can be compared

To a math equation to be resolved

Finding the variable

That is fully capable

To get a formula question answered

### 7. Just Doesn’t Add Up

** **by Nandita Das

Pythagoras once fell off a ladder

And landed on a venomous adder

This adder couldn’t add

Calculus made it sad

Algebra and theorems made it madder.

### 8. Math Blues

** **by Cindi Rockwell

They try to give math a happier spin

“How many times can this number go in?”

As if you are part of some numerical clique

Because you can find a square root extra quick.

It’s always “add up,” time’s up,” “divide up,”

That keeps me looking down, counting down, feeling . . . yup.

I can’t find the angle for a celebration

When numbers and math are in the equation!!!

### 9. Delightful Disorder

** **by Paul Geiger

A sweet disorder in the dress kindles

In clothes a wantonness; a stole about

The shoulders thrown, a fine distraction; an

ErrIng Lace, which here and there enthralls the

Crimson Vest; a cuff neglectful, ribbons

Flow confusedly: a winning wave (note)

In the tempestuous petticoat: a

Careless shoe-string, in whose tie I see a

Wild civility: does more bewitch me,

Than Art when too precise in ev’ry part.

### 10. The Geometry of a Love Gone Wrong

** **by Rhiddhit Paul

Drawing lines between shapes of grief

Going in circles, awaiting the lietmotif

Now just a side of a triangular run.

With defences up like the Pentagon.

Then finally looking Love square in the face

While Hope’s line slopes down in disgrace

Calculating a Geometry too disjoint

For Love to have a basic point.

## Short Math Poems

These short poems about math are a game changer for anyone who has ever dreaded math class. They will not only make you smile, but also help you remember those pesky formulas and equations. Check them out!

### 1. Number Line

** **by Anonymous

one point zero

echoes into salty silent air

two marooned

an ocean of integers

floating between

decimals swim in schools

fish in the indominable blue

### 2. Math

** **by Ettie Christian-Bowling

Why do we need math?

Because it puts us on a narrow path.

Even though it sometimes makes you swell up in wrath.

To most,

Math just causes you stress,

But that’s not the case.

It’s a worker’s base,

Math is in every place.

Math doesn’t have a realistic face,

But when it is used,

It leaves a remarkable trace!

### 3. The Inventor of Zero

** **by Caren Krutsinger

Brahmagupta

an Indian mathematician

first person to use zero as a number

he represented it as a dot in the beginning

until zero evolved

### 4. Mathematicians

** **by Mario De Paz

Mathematicians

Use a complicate language

Hard to understand.

Things are quite simple

When are thought in simple words.

No mathematics?

### 5. Solid Figures

** **by Lexi Tasker

Solid figures are fat, not flat.

A cone is like a party hat.

A sphere is like a bouncy ball.

A prism is like a building tall.

A cylinder is like a can you pop.

A cube is like a dice you drop.

Solid figures are here and there.

Solid figures are everywhere.

### 6. Numbers Don’t Lie

** **by Abdrew Gayle Adams

One comes fom none as an opposite two.

Those two are to-do balencing three.

Allowing the infinite array of possibility.

Four is evermore.

### 7. Math

** **by Taylor Kim

Addition, subtraction

multiplication and division

it’s math

fractions, like one-half

and angles on 90 degrees

don’t forget shapes, that’s a breeze

and then comes geometry!

it’s math

do you know all your facts?

## Math Poems That Rhyme

Have you ever struggled to get excited about math? Well, fear not because we’ve some short math poems that will make learning fun! Whether you’re a student, teacher, or just someone who wants to impress their friends with some math knowledge, you won’t want to miss out on these clever rhymes. So, grab a pencil and get ready to be entertained!

### 1. School Memories

** **by Andrew Dexter

Memories of my school days,

I remember being in class,

It seems like only yesterday,

Now the years have come to pass.

Looking back in years gone by,

There were happy times and sad,

Playing in the school yard,

The lessons weren’t all that bad.

I didn’t like maths at all in class,

My favourite was always art,

I always enjoyed the break times,

A fight would sometimes start.

We had assembly in the mornings,

We would sing and we would pray,

Walk in single file to the classroom,

I loved coming home each day.

The happiest times of our lives,

They went so quick somehow,

My school days are all over,

They are all behind me now.

### 2. One Plus One Equals Three

** **by Anonymous

One plus one equals three.

What about such numbers can’t you conceive?

Shall I show you a way in which this is true?

Get out a pen, let’s learn something new.

If you and me are meant to be by the means that two equals three,

let me conjure up an explanation to make our love the final destination:

You can’t have 1 without it’s other half

Or else, makes no sense if put on a graph

Because you can’t graph a number with the lack of more,

Or else the value would hit the floor.

So now that we’ve established that 1 equals 2,

then here’s the last of what to do

Add some tenderness in the midst,

the fondness of how you felt upon my lips.

Possibly all the nights we spent;

even the one’s you’ve come to resent.

But aftermath aside, my work is done,

you can’t tell me that doesn’t add up to 1

Because if it doesn’t, then our time was a waste.

My math makes sense, but somethings out of place.

If my words to you have been left to shoo,

then one plus one only equals two

### 3. Maths and Poetry

** **by Tolani Akinola

I love my maths…

And I do my poetry…

Inborn is the art…

Reborn is the goemetry…

When my lines are void of profection

I get to balance the equation

What a joy I get in providing solution

With my rhythm and its variations

My love for art is to infinity

Playing around with numbers is divinity

And when I get confused in the mapping

I resolve back to my writings.

### 4. Maths

** **by Andrew N.

Is it a decimal or is it a fraction,

Should I divide or use subtraction?

Can anyone tell me what is this shape,

Do we use a ruler or maybe a tape?

One hundred centimetres make one metre,

How many millilitres to a litre?

Push the buttons on a calculator,

Teacher shouts ‘Use your brains!’ – you’ll need them later.

Three times six, find the factor,

(But not using a protractor)

### 5. Philip Larkin’s Koan

** **by Paisley Rekdal

In the perfect universe of math it’s said

the world’s eternal aberration.

In fact, we should be less than dead,

math itself disrupted for matter ever to be read

as real. A thought so hard to fathom that The Nation

in its article on math has said

we lack the right imagination: the human head

will not subtract itself from the equation,

zero out the eager ego to be less than dead.

Did the numbers hunger for mistake, for fun upend

themselves to recalculate our infinite extinction?

And was existence meant for all, since it could be said

without our numbers others might have thrived:

the black rhinoceros, shortnose sturgeon—?

Articles of horn and scale both less and more than dead,

figurative dreams that now haunt us in our beds.

Memory’s another flaw in our equation. Was it The Nation?

I forget. Regardless, I know that someone said

in a perfect universe, we’d all be dead.

### 6. Our Maths Sir Erases the Blackboard

** **by Jermon

Our Maths Sir erases the blackboard

But leaves a part unwiped

He takes a pen off the hooked cord

And now begins to write

Our Maths Sir erases the blackboard

And keeps a bit not right

We look at it with our necks bent

But it just doesn’t seem alright

Writing on the now whiteboard

He flashes a cunning smile

And tells us not to hoard

What puzzled our minds awhile

While erasing the frustrating blackboard

He repeated himself again

“Keep the good things on board

And throw the rest away”

And that’s the golden life’s taste

And all because no waste- no haste

## Math Poems for Students

Mathematics can be a very daunting subject for many students, but what if we told you that you could learn it in a fun and creative way? That’s right. Math and poems don’t have to be enemies. In fact, they can be the best of friends. Don’t believe us? Check out these mathematical poems and see for yourself.

### 1. Life Is Maths

** **by Keerthana Haridas

life is like maths,

we divide our problems among our friends.

life is like maths,

we add happiness and then multiply it.

life is like maths,

we subtract sorrows and extend our lives.

### 2. Math Class

** **by Dalton

Math,

yawning over numbers

and equations.

Angle to angle,

side to side.

Finding the missing piece

that leads to a full picture.

Connecting the dots,

taking time out of my day

to write notes I may

or may never need.

Ignoring blatancy,

roundabout, and yet

still only one solution,

only one answer

to the problems that plague me.

…I could really use a nap right now.

### 3. Falling for Formulas

** **by Raven Russell

Your midnight body mulls over the moment.

Rolls over the clock, to plant seeds unspent.

Adding a like number to opposing spaces.

As each eonical click flickers on his face.

In past lives we were duke and duchess.

Thriving in full term, whole number blessed.

Holding sequences in our zygotic best.

We finally empathize with ghosts at rest.

Your rain water catch barrels filled to tipping.

Nature, producing physics without thinking.

Your 2 am nudity, physical without stripping.

Our birthday suits, musical theory scripting,

push, pull, off, turn-on, never dividing.

In rationed clips and phrases we activate.

A cave drawing of a working sun dial.

You breathe dips and phases so wild.

A moonlight child, sips the Sun, its mate.

Your saturated shades. Infatuated, I obeyed.

Dialoged dials that spun finitely, uniquelly.

Each torrid, split infinity, fractual sensuality.

Using geometry to figure out your curves.

Higher math to understand your soul.

### 4. The Testing

** **by Anonymous

I should be making stories

Making fuel for my mind to wander upon

Instead

I’m stressing over exams

Burrowing my nails into my scalp

Scanning my eyes over scribbles that must have meaning

But the thoughts I had possesed before are flowing out

To make room for more expressive thoughts

But in my brain I create a lasso to reel them back in

Flowers bloom over XY and Z

Horseshoes fling around the complex vocabulary

Triangles that are missing angles become castles

and the 63° becomes a princess in a window

And I push them back again

But I can’t stop thinking about when I was younger, though

When these tests didn’t occur

And I could imagine a world

One more mystical than ours

But now I’m completing 23 questions in an hour

### 5. My Relationship with Maths

** **by Aishu

I try to like maths

Maths unliked me

I try to befriend maths

Maths unfriend me

Maths create an invisible problem

And expect you to find a solution

I wonder why humans create a problem and look for a solution

In time maths came in to show problems are part of life

This is something I learned from mathematics

There is always something to learn

### 6. Math Class Thoughts

** **by Ella Bawden

My brain is clustered with thoughts

Spinning around every space, every corner, every memory

My heart thumps louder

My eyes squeeze harder

My tears come faster

My work piles up taller

Why don’t I care anymore

Why is it so difficult to work and try

Why is everyone so damn annoying

They don’t understand

They never will

I tell myself with dignity

As if they’re the problem

But deep down

I know I am

I know I’m not trying

I know I hate myself

I know I want to give up

But I don’t

Im just existing around everyone else

Im just a fly in the room that irritates others every now and then

But I’m mostly unnoticeable

### 7. Aphelion

** **by Robert J. Tiess

The math professor left our class

to lecture on astronomy.

Her message on the blackboard read,

“The universe loves irony!”

She taught us distance, summertime,

when Earth and sun stand most apart.

This leads to heat and seasons since

the planet leans. She drew a chart.

We heard how things could be and not,

that opposites can unify,

and heat seems cool and coldness hot

as answers make us question why

small atoms make the biggest things

or hidden black holes swallow light

while stars explode and worlds collide

to sow the seeds of life through night.

Those college days fly far away,

but now I’m nearer, clear to see

I’m just a student of the stars

and one more proof of irony.

### 8. Pi

** **by Keyla Aranda

Not the one you eat!

but the one you use in math,

One hundredth digits.

### 9. Maths

** **by Birdy

I love maths

it proves that we were

just another mish mash

of geometric nonsense

refusing to accept

that you were a square

and that I was a circle

and that organic movements

do not match

with corners

and straight lines

Unlike you I **** at mat

## Final Thoughts

Learning mathematics doesn’t have to be boring.

With the many fun math poems shared here, students of all ages can gain a better appreciation and understanding of the subject.

In addition to providing hours of entertainment, these mathematical poems help to make studying for exams easier and more engaging as they help develop memorization skills through rhyme!

Hopefully this math poetry helps those of you who are looking for creative ways to study math.

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Until then, happy learning!