Math Poetry

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

Math PoetryAre the kiddos getting a little restless? Try math poetry! Now trust me, I am not a poet, but formulaic poetry such as haikus, diamonte, and cinquains make it look easy, and they work for whatever math concept you are studying. Click here for a little sheet that shows different types of poems and includes the examples you see below.


Another favorite poem activity that’s a particular favorite of mine is based on The Important Book.  This can be used as an end-of-the-year project, but it’s also a great culminating activity for a unit or it can be used as a review for state testing! Check it out here.


  1. Jessica

    This is a beautiful example of how the various subjects can be woven together, and connections can be made. Thanks for posting.

    The Learning Metamorphosis

    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, Jessica! Math is all about patterns, so what better connection than poetry. 🙂

  2. Kelly Hall

    I love your math poems…going into my plan book! Thanks for sharing!

    • Donna Boucher

      Glad you like them, Kelly! It’s a neat activity for the kids. 🙂

  3. Amy B

    Great idea!!! Thanks Donna!

    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Amy! 🙂


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