Mathematical Poetry: Beyond the Page – Junior Instructor – Middle Fall


    NEW Course! “When I was younger, writing wasn’t my favorite but poetry changed all that. I’ve always loved math. I wanted to create a class that combines my two favorite subjects, and that’s how this course came to light. I see math everywhere in poetry and I invite you to discover a world of poetry and math with me.”  ~ Cassidy the Poetic Mathematician



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    Mathematical Poetry Beyond the Page
    Junior InstructorCassidy the Poetic Mathematician
    Content LevelsGrades 5-6 • Upper Elementary
    Course Length8 Weeks
    Live Webinars Held OnFridays, 1:00 - 1:50 PM Pacific - Middle Semester - 10/18/24 - 12/13/24

    Math and poetry, or writing in general, tend to be viewed as polar opposite subjects, following different teaching and learning methods. It’s possible to prefer one over the other or like them equally, but what if I told you I could combine math and poetry? Maybe you’ve already seen how in the first installment of Mathematical Poetry. Maybe you’ve never taken it, and you’re curious about how it works. With Mathematical Poetry: Beyond the Page, I invite you to dive deeper into the world of interdisciplinary study with all-new, more advanced topics! No prior experience with any topic is necessary.

    Math/poetry concepts introduced in this course are:

    • Combinatorics/Permutation poems
    • Matrix arithmetic/Matrix poems
    • Modular arithmetic/Modular poetry
    • Discrete math/Four color poems
    • Symbolic logic/Logical poems
    • Calculus (limits)/Limit poems
    • Calculus (derivatives)/Differentiable poems
    • Calculus (integrals)/Integral poems

    Note to Parents:

    This is the second installment of Mathematical Poetry, but it can be taken without having taken the first part.

    What to expect in the Required section in the classroom each week:

    • A choice of either writing a poem or completing exercises relating to each class’s topic.

    What to expect in the Highly Suggested & Optional sections in the classroom each week:

    • Curated resources, including websites & videos, are provided to excite learners and to add depth to the subject matter.
    • Extra optional practice

    What to expect during the weekly webinar:

    • Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Webinars are recorded and are available for students with schedule conflicts.
    • A half-lecture, half-discussion-based webinar where students will work together to solve problems and write poetry.

    Before taking this course, students should be able to: 

    • Put their ideas to paper
    • Grasp the basics of pre-algebra mathematics

    Students should be willing to:

    • Be prepared for the webinar.
    • Actively participate (via the microphone and chat) in the class discussion.
    • Respond with positive and encouraging comments on their classmates’ posts in the classroom forums.
    • Be willing to work collaboratively and individually

    Required books & materials:

    • None