I am from Circles I can eat
We used George Ella Lyon's poem Where I'm From as a starting point for children telling stories about math. The children created and narrated personal digital stories (using PhotoStory) about our math activities. Their ideas were then listed as lines in a song, and grouped thematically. Then students worked with aboriginal performance artists Tracy Bone, JC Campbell and Dave Mowat, to develop live performances to be shared with their community.

I am from circles I can eat (download the mp3 file)
I’m from Parallel lines
That do not meet
And parallel lines
That come together
Numbers in my hands
That make L patterns
And fit like spoons
Numbers that make squares
I’m from math
Yes, I’m from math
I’m from math
And so are you
Circles that slide on the ice
Circles I can eat
Circles that hold time
Circles with moonshines
I am from Squares
And neat illusions
Lots of funny shapes
Cubes hiding in my freezer
Triangles on my roof
Shapes that glow
Where 3 is the main number
I am from Triangles
I’m from math
Yes, I’m from math
I’m from math
And so are you