Poetry + Math = x + y
April is both National Poetry Month
and Math Awareness Month. While many may think that poetry and math have no connection, the opposite is true. Many researchers and educators have advocated for the benefits
of using poems in math instruction.
"Though poetry and math may seem to be unrelated, there are
parallels such as rhythmic language and language skills. Reading and
writing poetry about math involves students with listening, speaking,
reading, and writing in order to develop and demonstrate an
understanding of mathematical concepts and relationships." (LaBonty
& Danielson, 2004)
LaBonty, J., & Danielson, K. (2004). Reading and writing poetry in math.
Reading Horizons, 45(1), 39-54.