Name: Sallie Alberts
Building: Walnut Middle School
Curriculum Area: Math
Grade Level: 7th
Concept: Mathematics can inspire poets. Poets can inspire mathematicians.
Nebraska Mathematics Standards: 8.1.4 By the end of eighth grade, students will apply appropriate use of number theory such as prime and composite, factors and multiples, divisibility, powers, properties, and identities.
Nebraska Reading/Writing Standards: 8.1.2 By the end of the eighth grade, students will locate, access, and evaluate resources to identify appropriate information. 8.3.2 By the end of the eighth grade, students will make oral presentations that demonstrateappropriate consideration of audience, purpose, and information to be conveyed.
Nebraska Student Essential Learnings in Technology: Grades 6-8 Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems. Students select and use: electronic card catalogs,disk technologies, on-line resources, on-line experts, print materials, digital images, drawing tools, and writing tools.
Brief Description of Lesson: Students read poems written about mathematics, then choose one to read aloud with a partner. Students are responsible for learning pronunciations and definitions of all unknown words. Students then create a poster to illustrate their poem. Posters and poems are shared with the class.
Hardware Needed: Computer
Computer to Student Ratio: 1:2
Software Needed: Clarisworks, Netscape, World Book
Amount of time needed online: 10 - 15 minutes
URLs of Sites:
Harcourt Animated Math Glossary
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics - Alphabetical Listing
Math Poems Evaluation Checklist
Sample of Student Work