Sunday, November 19, 2006

A day in mathematics teacher’s life.

A mathematics teacher
is always on constant move,
calculating the speed of her teaching;
measuring the precise time
taken for completing
the exponentials of life.

Her timing is perfect for intercepting
the graphical representation of
life’s ups and downs.
Maybe she produces more clowns
who have no idea of additions,
subtractions or basic mathematics.

Leave alone calculus, trigonometry,
mensuration and basic proportions.
She is circling her mind to
solve triangular and other areas
of the pupil’s brain, tickling them with
squares, cubes and pyramids

At the end of the day, she is
dead beat, knowing full well
it will not be followed by
majority of her pupil.
But she persists, her enthusiasm
multiplied, faith undivided.


polona said...

teachers are humans, too, no matter what pupils may think... good one!

Ces said...

Oh Gautami, this is a marvelous poem and quite frankly may be the truth with the general population. However, there are always a few who ralize that mathematics is part of the core of success in life. What a treat and what a coincidence. My 10 year old daughter just wrote a rap song about Math! I will need to blog that and mention your teacher's point of view! This is most excellent day for Math!

andrea said...

Gritty and real (I was a teacher for 15 years -- but not of Math). Are you a Math teacher, Gautami?

Pat Paulk said...

Love the caculated geometry in this!!

gautami tripathy said...

polona: I agree for obvious reasons!


gautami tripathy said...

ces: Thanks. math sustains me. It has become a way of life. Math IS poetry for me.

gautami tripathy said...

Andrea: yes, I am a math teacher. I teach it upto secondary level. And I love it.

gautami tripathy said...

pat: Gee, your comment is like sines ands cosines!

samuru999 said...

I am sure you are a wonderful Math
To say Math is poetry to you..
well, that says it all!
This poem is wonderful!
I love it!


gautami tripathy said...

Margie, I try my best to be a good teacher.