Thanks so much to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
for hosting this week's Poetry Friday Roundup!
* * * * *For Poetry Friday today, I thought I’d revisit one of my favorite poetic formats, math poems. Math poetry combines creative writing with mathematical equations to create fun poems that appeal to a wide audience. (I have seen kids who say they “hate” writing poetry become very excited about writing math poems!)
A math poem follows the format of a mathematical equation. This can be a simple equation or it can be much more complicated. (For more information about math poems, read this post and this post.) Below I’ve written a few examples, ranging from simple to a little more complicated:
peanut butter + jelly + bread = PBJ sandwich
+ warm bed
good night's sleep
2(boy) + pjs + movie = family fun night
And here’s one for those of you who are laboring away at revisions:
∞(draft) + ∞(critique + edit) + editorial genius + revision(however many it takes) + (critique from very tolerant critique partner + edit) = final manuscript*Special shout out to my very tolerant critique partner!*
If you’d like to try your own math poem, I’d love to see it in the comments! Happy Writing!
* * * Be sure to check out all of the wonderful math poems in the comments section!* * *