Poetry Calendar: Mix Math and Poetry

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Description

This website contains links to 12 calendars (12 months). April contains eight activities that mix math with poetry. For instance, children write a nonsense poem that rhymes every 3rd line, make a palindrome that reads the same forward and back, and write a poem about a favorite number. Works as a handout, take-home, or group activity. Available as a downloadable pdf and in Spanish.

Quick Guide

  • Preparation Time: Under 5 minutes
  • Learning Time: 1 to 2 hours
  • Estimated materials cost: free
  • Age Range: Ages 4 - 14
  • Resource Types:
  • Language: English

Materials List (per group of students)

  • one Poetry Calendar copy per child
  • scrap paper, pencils
  • dictionary
  • clock that shows seconds
Subjects

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Literature

Subjects

  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
    • Number and Operations
      • Number Systems
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
Place and Time

Time

  • Date: April ,
Audience

To use this activity learners need to

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities
Other

Components that are part of this resource

Foreign Language Versions

By

Mixing in Math, TERC

Source Collection

  • Mixing in Math

Rights

All Rights Reserved, TERC, ©2010

Funding sources

  • NSF, ESI-0406675 and DRL-0713537

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Comments

Deborah Lee Rose
Mathematickles book
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"Mathematickles" by Betsy Franco combines math, wordplay and poems through the seasons, and would make a fun literature connection to this calendar.