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Geometry students created haiku as a vocabulary review.

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Geometry Poetry

Chapter 3 project


Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that has three lines. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The third line has five syllables. The subject usually is nature, emotion, or spiritual.

Behind me the moon

Brushes shadows of pine trees

Lightly on the floor.


Limerick is a light, funny five-line poem with aabba rhyme.

There was a young lady from Maine

Who was as thin as a cane.

When her bathing was done,

And the water did run,

She slid through a hole in the drain.



Compose two poems (your choice of form.) The subject for each should be a geometry term or definition.

Create a new folder in your "my documents" folder on the computer network

(Directions in MDU step-by-step handout.) Name this folder "geometry folder."

Use Word to edit and print out your poems. Select an appropriate font style and size to suit the "tone" of each poem.

(Optional) Mount your poems on an appropriate background.

Save your poems in your geometry folder.



Mathematical accuracy (5 points)

Imaginative word choices (4 points)

Correct use of form (3 points)

Spelling/punctuation (3 points)

Presentation (5 points)


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