#EquationPoem 22

For National Poetry Month 2021, I’m posting an equation poem each day. Maybe with an image, maybe without. I needed something very accessible and doable this year! Maybe you feel the same way? I’d love for you to join me, and here are several options for sharing your own or your students’ equation poems:

  • in the comments below
  • on social media with #EquationPoem–and be sure to tag me, please! (@LauraPSalas on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)
  • on the Padlet on my bookpage here

Here’s today’s equation poem. All the evergreens in the little park in the next block were harshly pruned for security reasons. As Randy and I walked by , I saw little icicles, I thought. (It was in the low 30s.) Then I realized they were pitch, not ice! I decided to use multiplication because even though they weren’t pruned multiple times, it took multiple days (weeks, actually) for them to start oozing pitch.

And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.

Snowman - Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations

Happy poeming!

P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!

P.P.S. If you like these, you might also love This Plus That, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace, and Mathematickles, by Betsy Franco and Steve Salerno.

7 Responses

  1. We have snow again. April is the cruelest month, such a tease.

    April — sunshine = disappointment

      1. Thank you, Laura. I finally got the hang of this one today. You should see the snow we got. 3 or 4 inches of puffy stuff but it melted however we had to scrape the crunchy icy stuff by the wipers. What a pain!!! I had to go visit my friend in the nursing home and it delayed my departure. We usually have the cars in the garage but not this time. Boo!

    1. Great! We had flurries,18 mph wind, and the temperature had trouble getting out of the 20s, yesterday.

  2. Oh, Laura your photo and poem are perfect. “Pitch-sicle” LOL I love it!

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