Monday, April 21, 2014

Math Tools: National Poetry Month 21 of 30

Math Tools

Stack them,
Count them,
Place in tens.
Put them together,
Then count again.

Cubed shaped too.
Line them up,
It's fun to do.

Sort them,
Group them,
Count them all.
Numbers big,
and numbers small.

To solve a problem.
Math tools help,
They're really awesome.

Link them,
Join them,
Make a line.
With friends or alone
They work just fine.

© Cathy L. Mere  2014

I'm writing poetry for 30 days.  For the first seven days of the challenge I wrote about "objects of memory," and then I wrote about "objects I just can't live without."  For the next seven days I will be writing about objects that can be found at school.  This will help me to prepare for a little poetry writing with students.  Our class will be taking poetry around the building in the days to come.  

April is National Poetry Month.  Again this year, inspired by Mary Lee Hahn, I'm joining other poetry bloggers (view links in sidebar) taking the challenge to share poetry each day during the month of April.  For thirty days my hope is to write a new poem each day.  The first two years I took this challenge I wrote any poem that found me.  This year, however, I've decided to try to write a poem about an object each day.  If you've read Billy Collins' poem, The Lanyard, you may have noticed the way he took an object to tell a much more meaningful story of his relationship with his mother.  My hope is to find the deeper significance in the things around me


  1. Don't you just love all those 'math tools'. I had them in my own room, too, Cathy, for the older students too, just not so many. I love the bounciness of your poem.

  2. You almost make math sound fun, lol....

  3. The rhythm of this poem even makes it sound mathematical!


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