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. This article features an annotated list of mathematical poetry books and a variety of writing ideas for math poetry. Encouraging students to read and write poetry about math will encourage them to find a deeper meaning of math concepts as they develop their poetic voices.
LaBonty, J., & Danielson, K. (2004). Reading and Writing Poetry in Math. Reading Horizons, 45 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol45/iss1/3