Abstract / Synopsis
During the summer of 2021, I experimented with a new way of getting children excited about mathematics: math poetry. Math can be a trigger word for some children and many adults. I wanted to find a way to make learning math fun—without the students knowing they’re doing math. In this paper I describe some activities I used with students ranging from grades K-12 to the college level and share several poem examples, from students in grades two to eight.
Alexis E. Langellier, "Teaching Mathematics with Poetry: Some Activities," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 13 Issue 2 (July 2023), pages 280-293. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.YFDL5952. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol13/iss2/15