Math educators can consider how similar the logic of poetry can support the logic of math. Each branch of mathematics has its own specific language , and poetry is the arrangement of language or words. Helping students understanding the academic language of geometry is critical to comprehension. One specific strategy requires students to "provide a description, explanation, or example of the new term. Poetry helps students reimagine vocabulary in different logical contexts.
Kindergarten Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from. Grade 1 Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. The first of these are the NCTM process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections. Standards in this domain: CCSS. MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.