## Traversing Verse with Math

**Type:** Mini-lesson

**Theme:** Numbers

**Grades:** 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

**Learning Target:** Students will generate ideas for a math poem, learn the common meter forms, and write a poem using math terms.

Instructions

This project is for individuals.

- Watch: What is meter in poetry? (Oregon State University)
- Provide examples: Student-written Math Poetry
- Practice: https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/625991b7bfc2c40523e20474
- Write final poem.

### Resources

- What is meter in poetry? (Oregon State University)
- Mathematics in Poetry (Mathematical Association of America)
- How Poetry and Math Intersect (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Arcadia-University-Math-Poems-by-Students.pdf (University of Connecticut)
- Student-written Math Poetry
- My Dog Practices Geometry

Exit Ticket

CCSS Math Practice

- I can look for and make use of structure.
- I can look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

- Patterns