Below are poems written by four grade 6 classes. They are about maths content and processes, or just about maths feelings. Enjoy!

6B - Basilisks

The Rules of Fractions

Adrian

The rules of fractions are as simple as pie,
Learn them at your own risk otherwise good-bye.

When adding some fractions as one,
Make denominators the same, you’re soon done.
The last step has no stress,
Just add numerators and the answer’s success!

Subtracting is pretty much the same,
Just take one numerator from the other and you’re in the game.

Multiplying fractions is a different matter,
But you’ll soon learn this without a splatter.
Go ahead and multiply the bottom with the bottom.
Then do the same with the tops and you got’m.

Last, but not least, there is fraction division.
This brings you a whole new vision.
Invert the divisor then switch method of calculation.
Instead of division you now use multiplication.
Then simplify and everything turns to its realization.

Since you now know the way to do it,
I’ll tell you a way to quickly get through it.
Use a tiny number generator,
That is known as a calculator.

Fractions

AJ

First, the numerator, it’s on top,
Second, the denominator it’s at the bottom

With a line that represents division in between, they make up a fraction that is clearly seen

For Addition and Subtraction,

change the denominator to the same

add or subtract only the numerators,

the denominator stays the same.

If the answer has numerator larger than

denominator,

change it,
change it,
change into a mixed number.

Multiplying Fractions

and Mixed Numbers

Ehsan

When multiplying fractions
Here are simple rules:
First multiply the numerators
Then you do the denominators
Simplify
And get your final answer.

With mixed numbers,
It’s a slightly different story.
And if there’re any blunders
Please try again, and hurry!

Convert all mixed numbers into fractions by
Multiplying the denominator
By its whole number, then
Adding it to the numerator.
Place that answer
Over the
Denominator
And there you have it
An oversized fraction!
Follow those same rules
At the very top.
And you’ll have your final answer!

Mixed Number Multiplication

Joshua T: Change mixed number to an improper fraction
F: You have to simplify?
R: That’s only gonna happen when a pie learns to fly!
T: Don’t forget to check if it’s mixed!

Fraction Multiplication

T: Multiply the numerators
T: Multiply the denominators
F: Don’t simplify?
R: Then don’t bother to multiply!

Adding Two Fractions

Katelyn Adding two fractions
Is really quite simple
And much less painful than popping a pimple!
If we’re lucky
The bottoms are already equal
Common denominators!
Add the tops in a sequel
And there’s your result.
Oh, oooh no!
The bottoms aren’t the same number
This might hurt
Oh dear, what a bummer!
‘It’s still easy’ claims Ms.Maggie
Find the L.C.D. (lowest common denominator)
And make those bottoms equal
Then, if you change the bottom, you must change the top!
Then add the new tops in a sequel.
The answer must be simplified?
Divide the top and bottom
By the same number
From top to bottom
And bottom to top.
I got it, I got it!

Fractions

Li Jin

Here’s a short little poem, for you to remember
What fractions are,
To make it clearer
Fractions are numbers, less than a whole
To be added together, just in a scroll
They also can be subtracted, too
And are used everywhere, including the zoo.
Fractions have bottoms and tops
And improper fractions, are when they’re swapped
Mixed numbers - a whole and a fraction
Which are combined together in attraction
So that’s kinda what fractions are
Even though they’re slightly bizarre.

Subtraction of Fractions

Luke Subtraction of fractions is as easy as it goes.
Change mixed numbers to improper fractions
Multiply denominators to be the same number.
If it’s 2/8 – 1/4 then multiply the four by two
Multiply numerators just like denominators - this makes equivalent fractions.
Then take second numerator from the first,
Check if it’s simplified and check if it’s mixed
So go on, give it a go!

Polygons

Mari Polygons are shapes,
3 sides or more.
They come in all sizes
With angles for sure.
Triangles, squares and pentagons too,
You might even find them on a friend’s shoe.
Why can’t you use circles? They can’t be round!
You may even see some right on the ground.
They cannot be curved, the lines have to meet
The lines can’t cross over
Don’t draw on your sheet.
I just told you lots, if you want to know more
Just go ask Ms. Daly
It’s really no chore!

Prime Time

Ritika The product of two numbers is a multiple
Factors are the numbers which form a multiple.
A number with only two factors is a prime number,
The factors are one and the number itself.
A composite number has more than two factors
Now that you know your numbers
You can do wonders!

Polygons

Sebastien

Polygons, polygons have different shapes.
Polygons, polygons have different names!
Polygons, polygons come with different angles.
Polygons, polygons are a triangle.
Triangles, triangles have 3 sides.
A triangle, triangle is a polygon.
Polygons, polygons have shapes,
They have sides that can go to 3 to 12.
Polygons, polygons are many shapes!
And don’t forget that polygons are the best!

Shapes

Sverre

They can be orange, blue
And bright pink too!
Squares are quadrilaterals,
Hexagons are polygons
But circles aren’t “rollygons!”
They all have an angle sum
But they won’t look like a cherry plum!
They can have rotation symmetry
Or reflection symmetry
Bee hives have hexagons all over
Like there are hearts on a clover.
Put some polygons together and you will get a tile pattern
Watch out as it might shattern!
Polygons can be 3D when they stand out
And they can be 2D ‘n stay flat no doubt!
A triangle can have an obtuse angle,
The above vertex stands while the two below vertices dangle!
They are here, they are there
They are everywhere!
They can be clocks
And boxes on the docks!
So, what are they?
Hmmm….? I wonder!
They are Shapes!

ZERO

Tim I am Zero no hero,
I can’t be subtracted or added
I can’t be multiplied or divided.
I am no prime, no composite, no abundant, nothing!
I can’t be a fraction, can’t be whole,
I can’t be half, just Zero plain Zero.

BEING A PRIME

Being a prime number
I only have two factors
Number one and myself.

DO KNOW WHO I AM?

Do you know what number I am?
I can be subtracted and added but I’m fine the way I am.
I can be multiplied and divided.
I’m prime and proud of it.
For I’m number 2!

Cut The Calf!

Young Joong Don't you love to go hiking and come down biking?
Your dad wants to know 1/8 of your speed
And compare it with Teed
You’re in trouble, you don't how!
But do not fear!
Einstein is here!
Divide your number in half
Go do this on a calf
Do this 2 more times on the halves that are made
Maybe ask for help from your maid
The number you end up with,
Is 1/8 of your speed

Even or Odd???

True: 0, 2,4,6,8 are even True: 1, 3,5,7,9 are odd
False: The number in the 10's place shows if the number is even or odd.
If this is correct you get a shirt!
Rhyme: Since it isn't, somebody is going to get really hurt!

Fractions

Reshma

Plenty of fractions
Let’s go explore
Fractions more fractions
They have uses galore

The numerator and denominator,
They tell us more
They help us tell time,
It’s a quarter past four

To sum it all up,
Here’s how you times ‘em

Multiply numerators, then denominators
Now you’re on your way
Cancel if you can, then reduce
And now you’ve done it, hooray!

Super Fractions

John Denominators
Numerators make super
Awesome cool fractions

Fraction Parts

Denominator tells the number of equal-sized parts into which a
whole has been split
Numerator refers to the number of
denominator-sized pieces in the fraction

6C - Centaurs

Math Puzzle

Analiese Unlucky number in the US
Prime and odd too _

Not composite
Not prime either _

Has 6 factors 2 digits
And is the beginning of the year (2008) _

Why is 6 afraid of 7, because 7, , 9
Easy to combine _

Equals…

___

M= 13 A=1 T=20 H=8
13+1+20+8=42

Fraction-by-Fraction Multiplication

Arthur Fraction-by-fraction multiplication
Works by
Dividing numerators and denominators
By
The common factors of the two

But be careful:
Don’t cross out denominator and denominator
Or numerator and numerator
You must go top to bottom
Or bottom to top!

In the end find the product
Of the
Numerator and numerator.
Then find the product
Of the
Denominator and denominator

Now you know
How to find
The product of
Fraction-by-fraction
Multiplication.

Mathematics

Chris When doing addition add the numbers together
When doing subtraction take away the smaller number from the bigger number
When doing multiplication do multiple addition
When doing division do multiple subtraction
Everything in Math is related
And there are a lot of relatives in every subject
That is math for you

Fraction Division

Christian To do fraction division
Is easy as fishin’
First you make fractions improper
That’s if they’re mixed
Then you change divide to times
This may confuse you at times
Then you exchange the denominator and numerator (of the second fraction)
Then multiply as usual

Algorithm Ballad: Multiplying Fractions

Emma

Multiplying fractions is a piece of cake.
Come here and I’ll show it to you in a shake.

FIRST you multiply Numerator by Numerator
THEN do the same with Denominator times Denominator.

Let’s give it a try - ½ multiplied by ¾
1 times 3 = 3
2 times 4 = 8

For the finishing touches you will write your answer down,
Otherwise you will turn into a funny looking clown.

Math Poems

Esmee

Haiku

Prime Time is factors
Don’t forget multiples too.
We have learnt so much

Acrostic

Multiplication
Addition
Times tables
Half of a whole

True, True, False, Rhyme

Fractions:

T: numerator, denominator
T: multiply, subtract, add
F: always even
R: That we’ve finished, it’s sad

Math Poem

Fredrik Division, division very hard
You take a 3
You take a 9
Divide them and you get…
I don’t know
I couldn’t do division before
But today I can
And I can tell you how
You take a 3
You take a 9
You use the 3
And see how many times it goes into the 9
And at this point I can tell you the answer is 3.
Today in class I learned about fractions
It is kind of annoying
It is about halfs
And thirds
And fourths
And so on
But I don’t understand
Because this is pretty confusing
Now I can tell you
Because I asked the teacher
Fractions are actually decimals
But fractions make it easier
Because if there was an answer of 0.33
You can say it’s one third.

That is not
The only thing we learned about
We learned two more
They are odd and even
In class I made a rhyme
And it goes like this
1, 3, 5, 7, and 9
These odd numbers are just fine
0, 2, 4, 6 and 8
Even numbers are also great

Math Poems

Fredrik 1 plus 1 is 2,
I love you.
2 plus 2 is 4,
Let’s go through the door.
3 plus 3 is 6,
The clock always ticks.
4 plus 4 is 8,
Let’s go on a date.
5 plus 5 is 10,
You look like a hen.

Math is a lot of fun
Come and learn
Instead of sitting in the sun
You can a good math grade earn

Math Poems

Hannah

Haiku

Math needs some practice
Addition and subtraction
It’s a lot of fun

Cinquain

Math

Challenging, practicing
Addition, subtraction, division
Thinking, concentrating, listening, helping
Working

Ballad

Every other day at school we have math
I think I’d rather take a bath
Then we get ready to learn something new,
But end up talking through
Later when we have to work
We get stuck and ask for help
Ms. Maggie comes over and gives a yelp
She says, next time you don’t pay attention
It’s off with heads for a new invention!!!

Fractions

In math we are learning about fractions
Fractions have a lot of actions
Like adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
We have special words for the number on top and on the bottom
No, its not cotton
They are called the numerator and the denominator

Fraction questions can be solved in different ways
Fractions questions can be solved on all days
To add them, we need to find the LCM for the denominator
It’s not a prime factor!
To subtract fractions we do the same thing
Find the LCM, you’ll get it in a “ding”!!

For multiplication we do something different
We change mixed to improper, which is the same percent
And simplify at the end
Division is trickier
So let’s say it’s just pickier
You change mixed to improper, and rotate divisor’s N & D around
Guess what? The correct answer is what you’ve found!!

Do you want to know another way to solve the question?
Well here’s a suggestion!!
We use clay, blocks and shapes
They all help a lot, but I must say
The one that confuses me
Is the clay!!!

Math

Jessie Math isn’t boring, math isn’t fun, but it teaches something to everyone.
You need a Numerator and Denominator to make a good fraction,
And with an Algorithm, math’s really in action.
A Number Sentence is made up of symbols*, and numbers,
And you can do the F.A.S Method* by slicing cucumbers.
A Fact Family is made of number sentences, its where numbers get together, making math a lot easier, and better.

Notes:
Denominator: The number written at the bottom of the fraction.
Numerator: The number written at the top of the fraction.
Algorithm: A method for performing a procedure.
Number sentence: A sentence made only out of numbers, and symbols, no words.
Fact Family: A set of related addition, and subtraction, or division, and multiplication sentences
E.g. 5+4=9, 4+5=9, 9 – 5=4, 9 – 4=5

*1: Symbols as in +, -, x, /, etc.
*2: Fraction Addition, and Subtraction Method.

Tessellation

Johannes

Tessellation means to
covEr a
Surface without
gapS or spaces.
ThEse shapes are often
ReguLar which means
alL sides must
hAve
The same size angles and
sIde lengths
Otherwise it is
CoNsidered an irregular polygon.

Math

Mariana You use math every day
like fractions, geometry, and even to pay
There are many angles in a shape
Like obtuse or acute so don’t be late.
An even number can be always divided by two
So 4,6,8,and 10 are even too
Math can be used a lot
Around the world or even behind your driving lot!

When you use geometry you use shapes
You should use the ones that are polygons so no circles like grapes.
An acute angle is less than 90 degrees
And an obtuse angle is more than 90 degrees and if it’s 180 degrees it could be straight like the trees.
There are also odd numbers like one, three, and five
An odd number is not a multiple of two so got to take a long drive
‘cos you never can find a factor in five.
You use math so much there’s even world math day now
You should go and play the games in the site and you won’t be a cow.

6 D - Dragons

Fraction Multiplication

Cal

Multiply your numerators
Then your denominators
Answer’s improper
Change to mixed numbers.
Follow this rule,
And you’ll be cool!

Fraction Rap

Jarred

Now Fractions are as easy as A, B, C
You just gotta listen carefully and follow me
Now in a fraction in the middle there is a line
Like the one in this cool fraction 7/9
up top of the fraction is the numerator
‘N way down low’s the denominator
Now when the fraction is 2/3 that means
just That it’s 2 out of 3 as it can be seen
But if the fraction is 5/4 that means
That it becomes a Mixed number 1 ¼ you see
So that’s all about fractions that you should know
I wrote this poem in ¼ of an hour, Yo!

Addition of fractions

Jenny

Don’t look so clueless
There’s a way that you add this
1.Take the two fractions and see if they fit
And if they do not,
Then here is the click (if they do then move to step 6)
2.Find the multiples of the two d’ominators
3.Choose the smallest one, yeah,
The one that comes first
4.Come on now and do it just like your pop
If you multiply the bottom
Then you multiply the top
5.Don’t say boo
There’s just one thing left to do
6.Grab the two numerators and add
And you’re through!

Math Poems

Kelly

Isosceles Triangle

Is a triangle
Has two equal sides
Not a quadrilateral
180 is total of angle insides

Multiple

Larger than its origin
Multiply by a number to create
Not a prime number
Because has more than two factors, maybe even eight
That is a recognisable trait

Improper Fraction

Big numerator
Smaller denominator
Change to mixed number
Possible to simplify
Great to divide and multiply

Math Poem

Leo Decimals have a dot
to separate the whole from the part.
Fractions have a line to define
which is which, numerator or denominator?
D is for down so down goes the denominator,
and the leftovers just go up.
I’ve always wondered,
are Percentages out of a hundred?
They are, I promise!
Actors work together to make a movie,
Factors multiply to make a product.
Multiples are the times table of a number,
it uses this skill to outnumber.
Two Rays take a straight way,
they must follow the angle or they will betray.
90˚ is a Right Angle,
but if you say that’s wrong,
you need to get untangled.
So don’t mess with your math teachers,
or they’ll become dreadful creatures.

Surrounding & Covering

Covering & Surrounding?

Na Hyeon Perimeter is the outside of a shape…
The out side of a shape is the Perimeter!
Area is the filling part of a shape
The filling part of a shape is Area…
The length time’s width is the area!
Then what about the perimeter?
If u don’t know ask Ms.Maggie!

Fractions

Nina Fractions you can do a lot
Get up and multiply
Go run around and simplify
For it makes it easier as well as funner
Convert to help with work
Subtract to get a better number
Find a fraction that is similar to relate
Add to get a higher fraction
Last divide to get it right

Suhyoung's FRACTION RAP!

Yes! Yes! Multiplica~tion
Except it's with Fra~ctions
Don't give a pout
Or stick up your snout!
Because if you stick about
You’ll learn a lot!

If you have a mix
Give it a fix
And change it to impro~per!
Then multiply numerators
And of course denominators
Remember the line and you’ll be fine
It’s in between so they can’t get mean
With each other!
Lastly you simplify
And you’ll be darn fine!

6G - Giants

Equivalent Fractions

Afrin

If fraction denominators are not the same,
It’s quite complicated, that is true,
But not when you know what to do,
Equivalent fractions are the clue.

Equivalent fractions?
Easy to do!
How to do it?
Well, I’ll tell you!

Find Least Common Denominator
Of the two fractions,
Now you’re getting just the right actions!
Just remember, LCD means LCM,
Least Common Multiple
Ahem, ahem, ahem!

Change those denominators to LCDs,
You’re nearly there,
Now can’t you see?
x
What you do to the bottom
You do to the top
Numerators change
You just can’t stop!

Multiply carefully and you will see
Equivalents are as easy as A, B,C!

Then multiply the numerator,
By the same number
The outcome will be what you’re looking for!

Polygons

Ampharin

We're going to learn about polygons for the day
A polygon is a group of line segments put together in a special way.
Polygons come in different groups, different kinds
but all are made up of straight lines.
Do polygons have lines that intersect?
No, please double check.
The line segments in polygons are called sides,
the point where two line sides meet is called a vertex.
Here are some polygons:
pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon, dodecagon, triangle and quadrilateral
All wonderful!

Daichi’s Addition Fact Family

When making a fact family here’s how it goes.
You add two numbers and give it a go.
You add the same numbers but only go backwards!
Now you’ve three numbers all in a row!

After you got that, here comes subtraction.
That means you’ve got to reverse all the action
Get your first number and take from the sum,
Do that for your second – now don’t go numb!
After you got that you’re now all done.

Maybe now you give it a try?
Just try a small bite!
Do it correctly and you’ll be right!
Use that sum and subtract it from one!

Finally the last one comes.
Use the other sum and subtract it from the one.

One: one number – the result of your addition

Symmetry

Danielle

T – Reflection symmetry is mirror images,
T – Rotation symmetry is the wheel of a car.
F – All polygons have symmetry?
Rhyme – Who do you think you are?

Angle Haiku

Vertices are points
Rays are the outstretching arms.
What is the degree?

Addition and Subtraction

Pim

Starting with big or small
It doesn’t matter at all
It’s the easiest of them all
Landing down in fall
Or rising up in summer
Riding past a hummer
Because this is math
It has something to make it short
Like a lion roared
Or like an X wrong way round
Or an I turned and twisted
In a pattern it doesn’t matter
Like 1 and 1 goes up to two
With an addition
It turns into a beautiful
Two
It’s an easy method
Just got to try it too
So I’ll show how to
You take a number
Plus a number
Anything you want
But I’ll do it with a one
And a two
And give it a chant
The numbers are both full
No decimal
This means
Now add them together
But then it would be twelve
But that makes it to high
It’s like II plus I
Which is III and a new # is born
#3
With subtraction it’s the same but the other way round
Not more, not less it happens for the rest
It’s not magic but its true
Thing change like
1 to 2

The Mathematician & Me

Rasmus There once was a mathematician,
Who didn’t know addition,
So I taught him with fractions
Said, ‘Just watch my actions,
Diagrams are the way to go
Sit down here and you I’ll show!’

I quickly drew a diagram
While he nibbled on turkey ham.
I cut the diagram into thirds
Then grouped these fractions into herds.

I drew a drawing of a half and then I cut this into half
I told him ‘don’t massage your calf,
‘cos when you do it makes me barf!’
I found equivalent fractions for denominators three and two
The answer was six and he said ‘Woohoo!
I think that I can do this now
And I guess you’ve told me how.’
So he added them without a sound
And the answer five sixths was what he found.
He said ‘Now I can work in fractions
That gives me such great satisfaction!’

The Number Nine

Tarrant

The number nine is mighty fine
It's easy to compute
It's a favourite number of mine
There really is no dispute
If the digits of a number
Add to equal nine
Then you know that number
Is divisible by nine

Square

I have four right angles
My sides are all the same length
This makes me a square

Mixed Number to Improper Fraction

Chain Reaction

Thomas

If you don’t want a mixed number
Then don’t just sit there like fallen lumber –

CONVERT IT!

All you have to do
Is follow through steps one and two.

Step One:
Multiply the whole by the denominator
And you will be a fraction dominator!

Step Two:
Add the product to the numerator
So – just like that, WHAM, BOOM-erator

YOUR’E DONE!
Now you can get back to your beauty slumber.

Division Mission

Marco

When she talks about Prime Times,
When she explains about Shapes and Designs,
I fight, and my logic resigns.

If the angle is right or acute,
If the angle is reflex or obtuse,
Still, my mind says, “just refuse!”

But when it comes to divisions,
My soul and heart have visions,
And my brain goes on a mission.

Divisions I calculate in 4 dimensions,
Without any hesitations.
Let me tell you about the operations.

In my head I place the numerator,
At my feet I locate the denominator,
And somewhere in between there is the fraction creator.

And with great precision,
The division becomes an intuition.

Caecilie's Poems

Math is life

Math, Math, Math and more Math.
Math in the morning.
Math at night.
Math for boys.
Math for girls.
Math is for everyone who wants a life.

Rule

For finding equivalent fractions, there’s a rule that’s cool:
You must multiply the bottom, bottom, bottom, if you multiply the top, top, top.
That is the rule rule rule, when doing fractions fractions fractions.

Math teacher Ms. Maggie

Ms. Maggie is a teacher, a math teacher.
She teaches us how to divide, subtract and multiply too.
She is clever, smart and funny. That’s what makes math cool.
We get a lot of tests, but only because we are the best.
If we do our homework (we do that most of the time) Ms. Maggie is happy.
Ms. Maggie is happy most of the time and she’s always there with a big smile.

Life and Math

Math is for everyone, anyone in the world
You don’t even have to be smart, you just have to try.
It is helpful to you when you grow older and it will make life easier.
That’s why math is so important, it is important to everyone even you,
so why don’t you give it a chance?
Math will make you happy, it will make you sing and dance.

Vocabulary

Factors are math
Multiples are math
Division is math
Those are vocabulary words in math because math has it own language, like English.
That’s what makes math hard.

Pi

Pi, pi, what is pi?
Well pi is math,
I know that!
It is 3.14,
I know that!
But, what kind of math?
You’ll need it to find the area.
Of what?
A circle!!
Well that explains everything about pi.

How do you find the area of a circle??

Well a circle has a lot of radius, radius, ra-ra-radius.
Radius is the half of a dia-dia-dia-diameter.
Then you use a pi, pi, pi.
You times the pi with the radius, radius, ra-ra-radius
And you will have the area. squared

## Poetry Page

## Below are poems written by four grade 6 classes. They are about maths content and processes, or just about maths feelings. Enjoy!

## 6B - Basilisks

## The Rules of Fractions

AdrianThe rules of fractions are as simple as pie,

Learn them at your own risk otherwise good-bye.

When adding some fractions as one,

Make denominators the same, you’re soon done.

The last step has no stress,

Just add numerators and the answer’s success!

Subtracting is pretty much the same,

Just take one numerator from the other and you’re in the game.

Multiplying fractions is a different matter,

But you’ll soon learn this without a splatter.

Go ahead and multiply the bottom with the bottom.

Then do the same with the tops and you got’m.

Last, but not least, there is fraction division.

This brings you a whole new vision.

Invert the divisor then switch method of calculation.

Instead of division you now use multiplication.

Then simplify and everything turns to its realization.

Since you now know the way to do it,

I’ll tell you a way to quickly get through it.

Use a tiny number generator,

That is known as a calculator.

## Fractions

AJFirst, the numerator, it’s on top,

Second, the denominator it’s at the bottom

With a line that represents division in between, they make up a fraction that is clearly seen

For Addition and Subtraction,

change the denominator to the same

add or subtract only the numerators,

the denominator stays the same.

If the answer has numerator larger than

denominator,

change it,

change it,

change into a mixed number.

## Multiplying Fractions

## and Mixed Numbers

EhsanWhen multiplying fractions

Here are simple rules:

First multiply the numerators

Then you do the denominators

Simplify

And get your final answer.

With mixed numbers,

It’s a slightly different story.

And if there’re any blunders

Please try again, and hurry!

Convert all mixed numbers into fractions by

Multiplying the denominator

By its whole number, then

Adding it to the numerator.

Place that answer

Over the

Denominator

And there you have it

An oversized fraction!

Follow those same rules

At the very top.

And you’ll have your final answer!

## Mixed Number Multiplication

JoshuaT: Change mixed number to an improper fractionF: You have to simplify?

R: That’s only gonna happen when a pie learns to fly!

T: Don’t forget to check if it’s mixed!

Fraction MultiplicationT: Multiply the numeratorsT: Multiply the denominators

F: Don’t simplify?

R: Then don’t bother to multiply!

## Adding Two Fractions

KatelynAdding two fractionsIs really quite simple

And much less painful than popping a pimple!

If we’re lucky

The bottoms are already equal

Common denominators!

Add the tops in a sequel

And there’s your result.

Oh, oooh no!

The bottoms aren’t the same number

This might hurt

Oh dear, what a bummer!

‘It’s still easy’ claims Ms.Maggie

Find the L.C.D. (lowest common denominator)

And make those bottoms equal

Then, if you change the bottom, you must change the top!

Then add the new tops in a sequel.

The answer must be simplified?

Divide the top and bottom

By the same number

From top to bottom

And bottom to top.

I got it, I got it!

## Fractions

Li JinHere’s a short little poem, for you to remember.What fractions are,

To make it clearer

Fractions are numbers, less than a whole

To be added together, just in a scroll

They also can be subtracted, too

And are used everywhere, including the zoo.

Fractions have bottoms and tops

And improper fractions, are when they’re swapped

Mixed numbers - a whole and a fraction

Which are combined together in attraction

So that’s kinda what fractions are

Even though they’re slightly bizarre

## Subtraction of Fractions

LukeSubtraction of fractions is as easy as it goes.Change mixed numbers to improper fractions

Multiply denominators to be the same number.

If it’s 2/8 – 1/4 then multiply the four by two

Multiply numerators just like denominators - this makes equivalent fractions.

Then take second numerator from the first,

Check if it’s simplified and check if it’s mixed

So go on, give it a go!

## Polygons

MariPolygons are shapes,3 sides or more.

They come in all sizes

With angles for sure.

Triangles, squares and pentagons too,

You might even find them on a friend’s shoe.

Why can’t you use circles? They can’t be round!

You may even see some right on the ground.

They cannot be curved, the lines have to meet

The lines can’t cross over

Don’t draw on your sheet.

I just told you lots, if you want to know more

Just go ask Ms. Daly

It’s really no chore!

## Prime Time

RitikaThe product of two numbers is a multipleFactors are the numbers which form a multiple.

A number with only two factors is a prime number,

The factors are one and the number itself.

A composite number has more than two factors

Now that you know your numbers

You can do wonders!

## Polygons

SebastienPolygons, polygons have different shapes.Polygons, polygons have different names!

Polygons, polygons come with different angles.

Polygons, polygons are a triangle.

Triangles, triangles have 3 sides.

A triangle, triangle is a polygon.

Polygons, polygons have shapes,

They have sides that can go to 3 to 12.

Polygons, polygons are many shapes!

And don’t forget that polygons are the best!

## Shapes

SverreThey can be orange, blueAnd bright pink too!

Squares are quadrilaterals,

Hexagons are polygons

But circles aren’t “rollygons!”

They all have an angle sum

But they won’t look like a cherry plum!

They can have rotation symmetry

Or reflection symmetry

Bee hives have hexagons all over

Like there are hearts on a clover.

Put some polygons together and you will get a tile pattern

Watch out as it might shattern!

Polygons can be 3D when they stand out

And they can be 2D ‘n stay flat no doubt!

A triangle can have an obtuse angle,

The above vertex stands while the two below vertices dangle!

They are here, they are there

They are everywhere!

They can be clocks

And boxes on the docks!

So, what are they?

Hmmm….? I wonder!

They are Shapes!

## ZERO

TimI am Zero no hero,I can’t be subtracted or added

I can’t be multiplied or divided.

I am no prime, no composite, no abundant, nothing!

I can’t be a fraction, can’t be whole,

I can’t be half, just Zero plain Zero.

## BEING A PRIME

Being a prime numberI only have two factors

Number one and myself.

## DO KNOW WHO I AM?

Do you know what number I am?I can be subtracted and added but I’m fine the way I am.

I can be multiplied and divided.

I’m prime and proud of it.

For I’m number 2!

## Cut The Calf!

Young JoongDon't you love to go hiking and come down biking?Your dad wants to know 1/8 of your speed

And compare it with Teed

You’re in trouble, you don't how!

But do not fear!

Einstein is here!

Divide your number in half

Go do this on a calf

Do this 2 more times on the halves that are made

Maybe ask for help from your maid

The number you end up with,

Is 1/8 of your speed

## Even or Odd???

True: 0, 2,4,6,8 are evenTrue: 1, 3,5,7,9 are oddFalse: The number in the 10's place shows if the number is even or odd.

If this is correct you get a shirt!

Rhyme: Since it isn't, somebody is going to get really hurt!

## Fractions

ReshmaPlenty of fractions

Let’s go explore

Fractions more fractions

They have uses galore

The numerator and denominator,

They tell us more

They help us tell time,

It’s a quarter past four

To sum it all up,

Here’s how you times ‘em

Multiply numerators, then denominators

Now you’re on your way

Cancel if you can, then reduce

And now you’ve done it, hooray!

## Super Fractions

JohnDenominatorsNumerators make super

Awesome cool fractions

## Fraction Parts

Denominator tells the number of equal-sized parts into which awhole has been split

Numerator refers to the number of

denominator-sized pieces in the fraction

## 6C - Centaurs

## Math Puzzle

AnalieseUnlucky number in the US

Prime and odd too _

Not composite_Not prime either

Has 6 factors 2 digits

And is the beginning of the year (2008) _

Why is 6 afraid of 7, because 7, , 9_Easy to combine

Equals…

___

M= 13 A=1 T=20 H=8

13+1+20+8=42

## Fraction-by-Fraction Multiplication

ArthurFraction-by-fraction multiplication

Works by

Dividing numerators and denominators

By

The common factors of the two

But be careful:

Don’t cross out denominator and denominator

Or numerator and numerator

You must go top to bottom

Or bottom to top!

In the end find the product

Of the

Numerator and numerator.

Then find the product

Of the

Denominator and denominator

Now you know

How to find

The product of

Fraction-by-fraction

Multiplication.

## Mathematics

ChrisWhen doing addition add the numbers togetherWhen doing subtraction take away the smaller number from the bigger number

When doing multiplication do multiple addition

When doing division do multiple subtraction

Everything in Math is related

And there are a lot of relatives in every subject

That is math for you

## Fraction Division

ChristianTo do fraction divisionIs easy as fishin’

First you make fractions improper

That’s if they’re mixed

Then you change divide to times

This may confuse you at times

Then you exchange the denominator and numerator (of the second fraction)

Then multiply as usual

## Algorithm Ballad: Multiplying Fractions

EmmaMultiplying fractions is a piece of cake.

Come here and I’ll show it to you in a shake.

FIRST you multiply Numerator by Numerator

THEN do the same with Denominator times Denominator.

Let’s give it a try - ½ multiplied by ¾

1 times 3 = 3

2 times 4 = 8

For the finishing touches you will write your answer down,

Otherwise you will turn into a funny looking clown.

## Math Poems

Esmee## Haiku

Prime Time is factorsDon’t forget multiples too.

We have learnt so much

## Acrostic

MultiplicationAddition

Times tables

Half of a whole

## True, True, False, Rhyme

## Fractions:

T: numerator, denominatorT: multiply, subtract, add

F: always even

R: That we’ve finished, it’s sad

## Math Poem

FredrikDivision, division very hard

You take a 3

You take a 9

Divide them and you get…

I don’t know

I couldn’t do division before

But today I can

And I can tell you how

You take a 3

You take a 9

You use the 3

And see how many times it goes into the 9

And at this point I can tell you the answer is 3.

Today in class I learned about fractions

It is kind of annoying

It is about halfs

And thirds

And fourths

And so on

But I don’t understand

Because this is pretty confusing

Now I can tell you

Because I asked the teacher

Fractions are actually decimals

But fractions make it easier

Because if there was an answer of 0.33

You can say it’s one third.

That is not

The only thing we learned about

We learned two more

They are odd and even

In class I made a rhyme

And it goes like this

1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

These odd numbers are just fine

0, 2, 4, 6 and 8

Even numbers are also great

## Math Poems

Fredrik1 plus 1 is 2,

I love you.

2 plus 2 is 4,

Let’s go through the door.

3 plus 3 is 6,

The clock always ticks.

4 plus 4 is 8,

Let’s go on a date.

5 plus 5 is 10,

You look like a hen.

Math is a lot of fun

Come and learn

Instead of sitting in the sun

You can a good math grade earn

## Math Poems

Hannah## Haiku

Math needs some practiceAddition and subtraction

It’s a lot of fun

## Cinquain

## Math

Challenging, practicingAddition, subtraction, division

Thinking, concentrating, listening, helping

Working

## Ballad

Every other day at school we have mathI think I’d rather take a bath

Then we get ready to learn something new,

But end up talking through

Later when we have to work

We get stuck and ask for help

Ms. Maggie comes over and gives a yelp

She says, next time you don’t pay attention

It’s off with heads for a new invention!!!

## Fractions

In math we are learning about fractions

Fractions have a lot of actions

Like adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing

We have special words for the number on top and on the bottom

No, its not cotton

They are called the numerator and the denominator

Fraction questions can be solved in different ways

Fractions questions can be solved on all days

To add them, we need to find the LCM for the denominator

It’s not a prime factor!

To subtract fractions we do the same thing

Find the LCM, you’ll get it in a “ding”!!

For multiplication we do something different

We change mixed to improper, which is the same percent

And simplify at the end

Division is trickier

So let’s say it’s just pickier

You change mixed to improper, and rotate divisor’s N & D around

Guess what? The correct answer is what you’ve found!!

Do you want to know another way to solve the question?

Well here’s a suggestion!!

We use clay, blocks and shapes

They all help a lot, but I must say

The one that confuses me

Is the clay!!!

## Math

JessieMath isn’t boring, math isn’t fun, but it teaches something to everyone.

You need a Numerator and Denominator to make a good fraction,

And with an Algorithm, math’s really in action.

A Number Sentence is made up of symbols*, and numbers,

And you can do the F.A.S Method* by slicing cucumbers.

A Fact Family is made of number sentences, its where numbers get together, making math a lot easier, and better.

Notes:

Denominator: The number written at the bottom of the fraction.

Numerator: The number written at the top of the fraction.

Algorithm: A method for performing a procedure.

Number sentence: A sentence made only out of numbers, and symbols, no words.

Fact Family: A set of related addition, and subtraction, or division, and multiplication sentences

E.g. 5+4=9, 4+5=9, 9 – 5=4, 9 – 4=5

*1: Symbols as in +, -, x, /, etc.

*2: Fraction Addition, and Subtraction Method.

## Tessellation

JohannesTessellation means tocovEr a

Surface without

gapS or spaces.

ThEse shapes are often

ReguLar which means

alL sides must

hAve

The same size angles and

sIde lengths

Otherwise it is

CoNsidered an irregular polygon.

## Math

MarianaYou use math every day

like fractions, geometry, and even to pay

There are many angles in a shape

Like obtuse or acute so don’t be late.

An even number can be always divided by two

So 4,6,8,and 10 are even too

Math can be used a lot

Around the world or even behind your driving lot!

When you use geometry you use shapes

You should use the ones that are polygons so no circles like grapes.

An acute angle is less than 90 degrees

And an obtuse angle is more than 90 degrees and if it’s 180 degrees it could be straight like the trees.

There are also odd numbers like one, three, and five

An odd number is not a multiple of two so got to take a long drive

‘cos you never can find a factor in five.

You use math so much there’s even world math day now

You should go and play the games in the site and you won’t be a cow.

## 6 D - Dragons

## Fraction Multiplication

CalMultiply your numeratorsThen your denominators

Answer’s improper

Change to mixed numbers.

Follow this rule,

And you’ll be cool!

## Fraction Rap

JarredNow Fractions are as easy as A, B, CYou just gotta listen carefully and follow me

Now in a fraction in the middle there is a line

Like the one in this cool fraction 7/9

up top of the fraction is the numerator

‘N way down low’s the denominator

Now when the fraction is 2/3 that means

just That it’s 2 out of 3 as it can be seen

But if the fraction is 5/4 that means

That it becomes a Mixed number 1 ¼ you see

So that’s all about fractions that you should know

I wrote this poem in ¼ of an hour, Yo!

## Addition of fractions

JennyDon’t look so cluelessThere’s a way that you add this

1.Take the two fractions and see if they fit

And if they do not,

Then here is the click (if they do then move to step 6)

2.Find the multiples of the two d’ominators

3.Choose the smallest one, yeah,

The one that comes first

4.Come on now and do it just like your pop

If you multiply the bottom

Then you multiply the top

5.Don’t say boo

There’s just one thing left to do

6.Grab the two numerators and add

And you’re through!

## Math Poems

Kelly## Isosceles Triangle

Is a trianglesHas two equal sides

Not a quadrilateral

180 is total of angle inside

## Multiple

Larger than its originMultiply by a number to create

Not a prime number

Because has more than two factors, maybe even eight

That is a recognisable trait

## Improper Fraction

Big numeratorSmaller denominator

Change to mixed number

Possible to simplify

Great to divide and multiply

## Math Poem

LeoDecimals have a dotto separate the whole from the part.

Fractions have a line to define

which is which, numerator or denominator?

D is for down so down goes the denominator,

and the leftovers just go up.

I’ve always wondered,

are Percentages out of a hundred?

They are, I promise!

Actors work together to make a movie,

Factors multiply to make a product.

Multiples are the times table of a number,

it uses this skill to outnumber.

Two Rays take a straight way,

they must follow the angle or they will betray.

90˚ is a Right Angle,

but if you say that’s wrong,

you need to get untangled.

So don’t mess with your math teachers,

or they’ll become dreadful creatures.

## Surrounding & Covering

## Covering & Surrounding?

Na HyeonPerimeter is the outside of a shape…The out side of a shape is the Perimeter!

Area is the filling part of a shape

The filling part of a shape is Area…

The length time’s width is the area!

Then what about the perimeter?

If u don’t know ask Ms.Maggie!

## Fractions

NinaFractions you can do a lotGet up and multiply

Go run around and simplify

For it makes it easier as well as funner

Convert to help with work

Subtract to get a better number

Find a fraction that is similar to relate

Add to get a higher fraction

Last divide to get it right

## Suhyoung's FRACTION RAP!

Yes! Yes! Multiplica~tion

Except it's with Fra~ctions

Don't give a pout

Or stick up your snout!

Because if you stick about

You’ll learn a lot!

If you have a mix

Give it a fix

And change it to impro~per!

Then multiply numerators

And of course denominators

Remember the line and you’ll be fine

It’s in between so they can’t get mean

With each other!

Lastly you simplify

And you’ll be darn fine!

## 6G - Giants

## Equivalent Fractions

AfrinIf fraction denominators are not the same,

It’s quite complicated, that is true,

But not when you know what to do,

Equivalent fractions are the clue.

Equivalent fractions?

Easy to do!

How to do it?

Well, I’ll tell you!

Find Least Common Denominator

Of the two fractions,

Now you’re getting just the right actions!

Just remember, LCD means LCM,

Least Common Multiple

Ahem, ahem, ahem!

Change those denominators to LCDs,

You’re nearly there,

Now can’t you see?

x

What you do to the bottom

You do to the top

Numerators change

You just can’t stop!

Multiply carefully and you will see

Equivalents are as easy as A, B,C!

Then multiply the numerator,By the same number

The outcome will be what you’re looking for!

## Polygons

AmpharinWe're going to learn about polygons for the dayA polygon is a group of line segments put together in a special way.

Polygons come in different groups, different kinds

but all are made up of straight lines.

Do polygons have lines that intersect?

No, please double check.

The line segments in polygons are called sides,

the point where two line sides meet is called a vertex.

Here are some polygons:

pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon, dodecagon, triangle and quadrilateral

All wonderful!

## Daichi’s Addition Fact Family

When making a fact family here’s how it goes.You add two numbers and give it a go.

You add the same numbers but only go backwards!

Now you’ve three numbers all in a row!

After you got that, here comes subtraction.That means you’ve got to reverse all the action

Get your first number and take from the sum,

Do that for your second – now don’t go numb!

After you got that you’re now all done.

Maybe now you give it a try?Just try a small bite!

Do it correctly and you’ll be right!

Use that sum and subtract it from

one!Finally the last one comes.Use the other sum and subtract it from the

one.One: one number – the result of your addition## Symmetry

DanielleT – Reflection symmetry is mirror images,T – Rotation symmetry is the wheel of a car.

F – All polygons have symmetry?

Rhyme – Who do you think you are?

## Angle Haiku

Vertices are pointsRays are the outstretching arms.

What is the degree?

## Addition and Subtraction

PimStarting with big or smallIt doesn’t matter at all

It’s the easiest of them all

Landing down in fall

Or rising up in summer

Riding past a hummer

Because this is math

It has something to make it short

Like a lion roared

Or like an X wrong way round

Or an I turned and twisted

In a pattern it doesn’t matter

Like 1 and 1 goes up to two

With an addition

It turns into a beautiful

Two

It’s an easy method

Just got to try it too

So I’ll show how to

You take a number

Plus a number

Anything you want

But I’ll do it with a one

And a two

And give it a chant

The numbers are both full

No decimal

This means

Now add them together

But then it would be twelve

But that makes it to high

It’s like II plus I

Which is III and a new # is born

#3

With subtraction it’s the same but the other way round

Not more, not less it happens for the rest

It’s not magic but its true

Thing change like

1 to 2

## The Mathematician & Me

RasmusThere once was a mathematician,

Who didn’t know addition,

So I taught him with fractions

Said, ‘Just watch my actions,

Diagrams are the way to go

Sit down here and you I’ll show!’

I quickly drew a diagram

While he nibbled on turkey ham.

I cut the diagram into thirds

Then grouped these fractions into herds.

I drew a drawing of a half and then I cut this into half

I told him ‘don’t massage your calf,

‘cos when you do it makes me barf!’

I found equivalent fractions for denominators three and two

The answer was six and he said ‘Woohoo!

I think that I can do this now

And I guess you’ve told me how.’

So he added them without a sound

And the answer five sixths was what he found.

He said ‘Now I can work in fractions

That gives me such great satisfaction!’

## The Number Nine

TarrantThe number nine is mighty fineIt's easy to compute

It's a favourite number of mine

There really is no dispute

If the digits of a number

Add to equal nine

Then you know that number

Is divisible by nine

## Square

I have four right anglesMy sides are all the same length

This makes me a square

## Mixed Number to Improper Fraction

## Chain Reaction

ThomasIf you don’t want a mixed number

Then don’t just sit there like fallen lumber –

CONVERT IT!

All you have to do

Is follow through steps one and two.

Step One:

Multiply the whole by the denominator

And you will be a fraction dominator!

Step Two:

Add the product to the numerator

So – just like that, WHAM, BOOM-erator

YOUR’E DONE!

Now you can get back to your beauty slumber.

## Division Mission

MarcoWhen she talks about Prime Times,

When she explains about Shapes and Designs,

I fight, and my logic resigns.

If the angle is right or acute,

If the angle is reflex or obtuse,

Still, my mind says, “just refuse!”

But when it comes to divisions,

My soul and heart have visions,

And my brain goes on a mission.

Divisions I calculate in 4 dimensions,

Without any hesitations.

Let me tell you about the operations.

In my head I place the numerator,

At my feet I locate the denominator,

And somewhere in between there is the fraction creator.

And with great precision,

The division becomes an intuition.

## Caecilie's Poems

## Math is life

Math, Math, Math and more Math.Math in the morning.

Math at night.

Math for boys.

Math for girls.

Math is for everyone who wants a life.

## Rule

For finding equivalent fractions, there’s a rule that’s cool:You must multiply the bottom, bottom, bottom, if you multiply the top, top, top.

That is the rule rule rule, when doing fractions fractions fractions.

## Math teacher Ms. Maggie

Ms. Maggie is a teacher, a math teacher.She teaches us how to divide, subtract and multiply too.

She is clever, smart and funny. That’s what makes math cool.

We get a lot of tests, but only because we are the best.

If we do our homework (we do that most of the time) Ms. Maggie is happy.

Ms. Maggie is happy most of the time and she’s always there with a big smile.

## Life and Math

Math is for everyone, anyone in the worldYou don’t even have to be smart, you just have to try.

It is helpful to you when you grow older and it will make life easier.

That’s why math is so important, it is important to everyone even you,

so why don’t you give it a chance?

Math will make you happy, it will make you sing and dance.

## Vocabulary

Factors are mathMultiples are math

Division is math

Those are vocabulary words in math because math has it own language, like English.

That’s what makes math hard.

## Pi

Pi, pi, what is pi?Well pi is math,

I know that!

It is 3.14,

I know that!

But, what kind of math?

You’ll need it to find the area.

Of what?

A circle!!

Well that explains everything about pi.

## How do you find the area of a circle??

Well a circle has a lot of radius, radius, ra-ra-radius.squaredRadius is the half of a dia-dia-dia-diameter.

Then you use a pi, pi, pi.

You times the pi with the radius, radius, ra-ra-radius

And you will have the area.