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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.

Four songs about the Alderville First Nation

Two songs about Math

More about the Alderville First Nation project

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