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Poetry in Motion: Using Shel Silverstein's Works to Engage Students in Mathematics

Jennifer Bay-Williams 

April 2005, Volume 10, Issue 8, Page 386

Abstract:
Four Shel Silverstein works and how they can be used to launch mathematics investigations across the curriculum. Different activities that involve literature and mathematics are showcased so that teachers may implement these activities in the classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Data Collection
Angles
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Open-ended assessments
Graphing
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Perimeter / Circumference
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Ratios / Proportions