Hey there! I'm Vivian. Sometimes I write about life and sometimes I write about teaching.

I was inspired by this blog post by Nawal Qarooni Casiano to write some equations today. (If you haven’t already read this post, go there first!)

Here are some drafts in no particular order:

music + movement = joy

mid-afternoon nap + dog at feet = bliss

clouds + Saturday = lazy day

flowers + nose = achoo

purpose + choice = engagement

tomatoes + butter + onion = dinner

timer + music = productivity

son + kitchen = chaos

bike + time + friends = fun

bike + bump + gravel + gravity = road rash

work – time = stress

Uh oh, I’m running out of time now! What is the math that makes up your life?




  1. Lainie Levin says:

    I love these! I’m also a “timer + music” kind of gal. It’s been my crutch through MANY a to-do list. Maybe I’ll give it a go:

    Need for creative outlet – lots of time to invest = baked goods ….

    All my love / my kids = still all my love ….

    I might also draw a graph showing the inverse proportional relationship between the size of the box/bag of foodstuffs and my kids’ interest in eating any of it (see: Costco Rule)

  2. Tim Gels says:

    Vivian, these are some great equations, even though your subtraction problem hit a little too close to home! I’ve seen this form floating around the Poetry Friday and Slice of Life communities, and I’ve enjoyed it a bit myself. I’m looking forward to introducing it to my students in the fall. Thanks for sharing!

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