A Math Limerick Led My Students to Learning History

I ran across this mathematical limerick somewhere on social media over the weekend, and threw it at my students purely as an equation to simplify for their Do Now this morning. The best I can cite it is from here: https://www.math.hmc.edu/funfacts/ffiles/10001.8.shtmlAfter giving students time to evaluate the expression and verify its veracity, I showed the word form and had a student read

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