Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices
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Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices

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Math Talk Presents mathematical ideas through poetic dialogues intended to be read by two people. Full description
Paperback, 72 pages
Published January 25th 1993 by Wide World Publishing, Tetra
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Jan 15, 2010 Claire rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone who can get someone to stand next to them and read these out loud
This book is a performance piece. Poems in two voices. Love it. When we hit it right the performances gives us chills. I highly recommend getting a couple of copies and giving these poems a try. Wonderful language, wonderful math!
Math Talk is a short book -- less than 70 pages, but I suspect is packed full of great potential conversations, writing, and thinking for anyone interested in math concepts. I am definitely not an expert in math, but I know enough about circles and spheres and integers to be intrigued with these poems. Because it is poetry, there are no long explanations, but lots of word-play--words that give the reader a peak into these foundational math concepts. It sent me to the dictionary and to the Intern...more
I can't speak for the accuracy of the math concepts in this book, but I love mixing math and literacy. These poems are well written and interactive since they are in two voices. The could provide a whole different look at mathematical concepts for students who are stronger in English and art. I know that if I had access to math poems as a kid, I might have developed a more favorable attitude toward math.
Interesting poems. I plan to use this book to inspire my students to write some mathematical poems of their. Hopefully through using their own words and creativity it will give the mathematical concepts more meaning and help students remember them.
What a great way to through literature and reader's theater into the math classroom. This is an essential book for teachers. It will at a twist to your lessons that students won't see coming.
Great addition to just about any math classroom.
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Theoni Pappas is committed to giving mathematics greater exposure and making it more approachable. Pappas encourages mathematics teachers to share and develop new teaching ideas, methods, and approaches. Her gift to the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) helps teachers in grades 9—12 develop mathematics enrichment materials and lessons complementing a teaching unit implemented in the classroom.

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