"Your Body is a Numberland”
words and music © 2004 Lawrence Mark Lesser all
Your figure’s got beauty
With bilateral symmetry,
And your span from head to toe
Your navel makes golden ratio!
Your skin’s almost 2 square meters:
Finding area was never sweeter!
Your fingers curl a right-hand rule:
Math extends beyond our school
And if you want math – just do it!
Explore a relation – we’ll prove it!
Take all our problems – and solve them –
Even if it takes awhile:
Your body is a numberland--
Put down the calculator – we’ll do it by hand
Your body is a numberland.
The number of your fingers is our number system
And counting builds harmony and rhythm
That your spiral ear turns into sound
While the lens of your eye turns me upside down!
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