Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mathematically Romantic

I’ve often told my students that math is everywhere.   This week I found it somewhere I never expected to.

One of my co-workers got married on Monday, they’d been together for 6 years, living together for a few years now.  They both wrote their own vows and during his he was talking about the ups and downs of their relationship. 

Then he said something like “but if you look at the trend line of those ups and downs, it’s by far on the up side.”

Trend line.  A mathematical construct, and a romantic way of saying although he realizes no relationship is perfect, that theirs is a very good one.

Now I can use “when you’re romancing your beau” to my “when will I ever use this” repertoire.

1 comment:

Lisa Shafer said...

Mathematical wedding vows? Wow.