Imaginative Math Poems
"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." -- Albert Einstein
One creative way to incorporate literacy into math curriculum is to encourage students to practice their mathematical learning through writing. Composing poems provides students with a meaningful context for reflecting on and consolidating their math learning. Math Poetry doesn't need to be restricted to current concepts either. Offering the opportunity to create imaginative poems about previously learned concepts is a great way to review old material. Poetry writing activities also address several interdisciplinary common core standards between mathematics and language arts. Writing analysis and revision are important skills in promoting literacy in language arts.
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