Some 17 odd hours ago, I posted "Mathematical Haikus for

*Goondus**and*Suakus*" on Facebook. I hypothesized that composing or formulating these 17-syllabled verses may help one to balance the left mathematical part with the often-atrophied right part of the brain. Here's another lot of these 5-7-5-like crude non-seasonal poems.**Make Every Nanosecond Count**Three scores and ten

Roughly a billion heartbeats

Use your time wisely

**How Many**

*Misteaks*Are There?On the train platform

Train arriving in ''one mins''

That's non-SI time!

That kids can recall

Pythagorean Theorem

That proves their "math rights"

**The Craze Is Back**

**http://www.rubiks.com**Rubik's Cube Competition?

That's raw math talent!

**A Modern-day Rubik Cube**

Sudoku, again?

Think of something more worthy

To tickle your brain

The 15-Puzzle

That cheap toy of yesteryear

Order it on eBay

**A Math Competition for All**

AMC* is best

The most popular contest

In the world today

*Where Cool Math Things Happen*MAA is cool!

The association to be

For math geeks and nerds

**The World's Most Disliked Subject**

Why you dislike math?

MATH is a four-letter word

A turn-off for kids

**A Key to Unlocking the Universe’s Secrets**

Math

*is*a languageWith notations and notions

To model the world

**Some Like It With an “S”**

Is it

*MATH*or*MATHS*?It all depends where you live!

Your location counts.

**The Most Quoted Verse**

What's John 3:16?

God's numerical message

Of His Love for you

NUMBERS 1:1-36:13

The

Is not really a math book

But God's Almanac!

TWITTER Math

NUMBERS 1:1-36:13

The

*Book of Numbers*

Is not really a math book

But God's Almanac!

Social Media MATH

To blog or to tweet?

It's hard to make up my mind

I choose to do both

Micromath

*4 U*In 140 words

To share your sweet tweets

*FACEBOOK*

**Math**

Five-minute math posts

On pop culture and gossip

For friends, fiends, and foes

**The** Land

*Chewing Gum*

A math sanctuary

The ''fine city'' Singapore

Offers jail and cane

**Triple Firsts in TIMSS**

SIN

*gap*ore’s success?A haven of ''cheat/cheap'' books

*Superstitiously Yours*Friday the 13th

An urban myth to promote

Irrational fear

**Apocalypse now**

Faith in the Mayas

Dec 21, 2012

Where will you be then?

**Singapore’s**

*Papyrus*The

*model method*A mere fad or a cool tool?

To soothe the mind's eye

**Faith or Fear in 1’s and 2’s**

The Y2K scare

Next it's 12/21/12

Marketing

*faux*fear?

**Another Creative Math Title**

*Cre8tively*yours

*Who Took My Calculator?*

Coming your way soon!

It's time to compose a few

*mathematical haikus*to tickle the right part of your grey matter. And remember to share them with the rest of the mathematical brethren.A 17-letter

m-a-t-h-e-m-a-t-i-c-a-l H-A-I-K-U

Longs to be composed

** Suakus*and

*Goondus*are the Asian equivalents of Dummies, Idiots, Blockheads, and Morons.

*# Kiasus*are those who are afraid to lose out, displaying signs of self-centeredness and selfishness.

© Yan Kow Cheong, July 10, 2011

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