Friday, June 14, 2013

POETRY FRIDAY: Math Poems

A few weeks ago, a friend showed me the book MATHEMATICKLES, written by Betsy Franco and illustrated by Steven Salerno. 
 
MATHEMATICKLES is a book of math poems--words arranged in mathematical equations to create poetry. This is a concept I had never heard of before, and I absolutely love it, so I wanted to share it today. I would have had SO much fun with this when I was teaching!

A big THANK YOU to my young friends Oliver and Sophie, who wrote several of their own math poems for me to share today. Take a look at Oliver and Sophie's wonderful poetry below, and then try writing your own poetic equations--I will be trying this fun new format soon! 

sand + pail + shovel = sandcastle

lilypad = 1/2 lily + 1/2 pad

chrysalis x time = butterfly

                                  maple keys                                           sugar
                                  x        wind                                        +    ants
                                  helicopters                                        disaster

7 comments:

  1. Dear Becky,
    I loved the sugar plus ants equals disaster. Thanks for sharing the math poems.
    Celebrate you and your love of people.
    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

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  2. Fun poetry and fun book! I will look for MATHEMATICKLES at my library! Thanks for sharing! =)

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  3. Now this kind of math I would've enjoyed as a kid!

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  4. So clever! I got a kick out of these. Great job, Oliver and Sophie!

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