In my mind, math and poetry go together like oil and water. They just don’t mix. Betsy Franco proves me wrong here, with a delightful collection of “math poems”. These poems are mostly visual so a bit hard to share here.
Here’s a sampling to give you an idea.
farmland – harvest = earth’s naptime
sneeze x 3 = winter sniffles
tadpole = 2/3 frog
We had fun reading this book. I liked that it expanded our concept of what poetry is. I liked that some of the poems are very visual and include graphs. I liked that a lot of the poems made us all think a little bit. As we read it after dinner one night there was a lot of “Oh! I get it!” And I also liked that it was a book enjoyed by everyone in the family from the two year old on up.
Poetry Friday is hosted this week at Booktalking.