Poetometry is an integrated mathematics and poetry project. Designed by Dr. Judith A. Hakes at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, Poetometry projects have been constructed by elementary students, classroom teachers, undergraduate and graduate students from ASU. Other professors involved in this action research project are Dr. Marilyn J. Eisenwine, Dr. Donna Gee, and Dr. Christine Purkiss. Below is information to help teachers create Poetometry projects in their own classrooms. Enjoy and please let us know if you have questions!


Basic Information
This document has Dr. Hakes basic ideas and drawings to get started building your own Poetometry.

PowerPoint presented at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
San Diego, CA, Apr. 22,2010


Some established websites have lesson plans and other links useful for Poetometry projects including book lists.

Book List of Children's Literature related to Geometry

Teachers and students have complied the following for their lessons with Poetometry:



Poems about Shapes

3D Shape Poem Templates

Lesson Plans
These plans have been created and classroom tested by preservice teachers, classroom teachers, and graduate students. We would like to thank them for their hard work on this project.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Student Work Samples from Mr. Robinson's fifth grade class - spring 2010

Student Work Samples from Mrs. Garza-Flores' second grade class - spring 2010