One reason it took me so long to start a blog was the belief that my first post had to match some of the great writing debuts. I hope this belief was misguided, because this won’t be that. Instead of waxing poetic about my education beliefs, like any good teacher or writer, I’d like to show you instead of telling you.
I recently received a magnetic poetry kit from my assistant teacher called “Math Poet.” Now, I’m not saying I am, but I’m also not saying I’m not. With the encouragement of fellow math teachers interested in poetry @mathinyourfeet and @simon_gregg, I used the kit to write a poem about math education.
— Malke Rosenfeld (@mathinyourfeet) December 22, 2014
— Simon Gregg (@Simon_Gregg) December 22, 2014
I hope through reading this poem, you’ll be able to infer who I am as a writer and as a teacher. You’ll also, hopefully, be able to tell what I believe about mathematics, education, writing and magnetism.
And yes, I am pro-magnetism.