Greg Tang Math Poet
Greg Tang• Grew up in Ithaca, NY• Economics & Math Education Degrees• Owns a Tae Kwon Do school• When tutoring in a 1st gr...
Themes   Math    Art Seasons AnimalsFun Objects
His Poetry Has:        RHYTHM           AND         RHYME
Fish School                          Of all the creatures in the sea,                          A fish is smart as smart ca...
RIDDLES
White Water                              Lilies (1900)                              ----------                            ...
FACTS
Two Step                         Two is very fast and fun,                             quickly double and you’re done.    ...
Try some of his Techniques• Write a poem combining your 2  favorite subjects (or chose one)• Try making a riddle• Experime...
Books by Tang              The Grapes of Math               The Best of Times Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-SolvingMa...
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Greg Tang

  1. 1. Greg Tang Math Poet
  2. 2. Greg Tang• Grew up in Ithaca, NY• Economics & Math Education Degrees• Owns a Tae Kwon Do school• When tutoring in a 1st grade class he saw a basket of dominoes and noticed kids were counting one-by-one. He decided to help kids approach math visually.• Grapes of Math is a New York Times best- seller
  3. 3. Themes Math Art Seasons AnimalsFun Objects
  4. 4. His Poetry Has: RHYTHM AND RHYME
  5. 5. Fish School Of all the creatures in the sea, A fish is smart as smart can be. While others swim and play it cool, A fish is happy in a school! How many fish are in this class? Answer quick and you will pass. Here’s a hint, a little clue, When counting fish, just look askew!From The Grapes of Math
  6. 6. RIDDLES
  7. 7. White Water Lilies (1900) ---------- Claude Monet Good Impression Claude Monet once grew quite fond of poplars, haystacks, and a pond. His little brush strokes colored bright, captured them in different light. Try grouping LILIES to make 8,From MATH-terpieces:The Art of Problem-Solving FOUR smart ways would be just great!
  8. 8. FACTS
  9. 9. Two Step Two is very fast and fun, quickly double and you’re done. What’s that you say, be more precise? Okay then, just add it twice!From The Best of Times
  10. 10. Try some of his Techniques• Write a poem combining your 2 favorite subjects (or chose one)• Try making a riddle• Experiment with rhymes• Collect facts about a topic and try writing a fact filled poem or riddle• Use your surroundings as inspiration
  11. 11. Books by Tang The Grapes of Math The Best of Times Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-SolvingMath For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles Math Fables: Lessons That Count Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food Math Fables Too: Making Science Count Math Appeal: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles

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