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Sammy Square
Sammy Square is my name
My 4 sides are just the same
Turn me around, I don't care
I'm always the same, I'm a square!

Danny Diamond
I am Danny Diamond
I am like a kite
But I'm really just a square
Who's corners are pulled tight

Ricky Rectangle
Ricky rectangle is my name
My 4 sides are not the same
2 are short and 2 are long
Count my sides, come along

Ollie Oval
I am Ollie Oval
A football shape is mine
Some people think that I'm an egg
But I think I look fine!

Tommy Triangle
Tommy triangle is the name for me.
Tap my sides 1, 2, 3.

Harry Heart
Harry Heart is my name
The shape I make is my fame
With a point on the bottom
And two humps on top
When it comes to love
I just can't stop!

Make A Triangle
(tune: Three Blind Mice)
One, two, three; one, two, three
Do you see? Do you see?
Up the hill and to the top
Down the hill--and then you stop
Straight across; tell me what have you got?
A triangle--a triangle!

Make A Square

(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
From the bottom to the top
Straight across and then you stop
Straight down to the bottom again
Across and stop where you began
If the lines are the same size
Then a square is you surprise.

Make A Rectangle
A long line at the bottom
A long line at the top
A short line to connect each side
A rectangle you've got!
Now a shot line at the bottom
A short line at the top
A long line to connect each side
A rectangle you've got!

Make A Circle
(tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)
Round and round on the paper I go
What fun to go around like so
What have I made, do you know?
I made a circle!

What Shape Is This?
(Song - Sung to The Muffin Man)
Do you know what shape this is?
What shape this is, what shape this is?
Do you know what shape this is,
I'm holding in my hand?

(Sung to Are You Sleeping?)
This is a square, this is a square
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has four sides, all the same size
It's a square; it's a square
This is a circle, this is a circle
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It goes round and round, no end can be found
It's a circle; it's a circle
This is a triangle, this is a triangle
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It only has three sides that join to make three points
It's a triangle; it's a triangle
This is a rectangle, this is a rectangle
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has two short sides, and it has two long sides
It's a rectangle; it's a rectangle

What Shape Is This? - Song - Sung to The Muffin Man
Do you know what shape this is?
What shape this is, what shape this is?
Do you know what shape this is,
I'm holding in my hand?

The Square Song
(Sung to You Are My Sunshine)
I am a square, a lovely square
I have four sides; they're all the same
I have four corners, four lovely corners
I am a square, that is my name

The Rolling Circle Song
(Sung to Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?)
Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes round and round?
It rolls this way and that way, and that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes round and round?

Penny, penny, easy spent,
Copper brown and worth one cent.
Nickel, nickel, thick and fat,
You’re worth 5. I know that.
Dime, dime, little and thin,
I remember—you’re worth 10.
Quarter, quarter, big and bold,
You’re worth 25, I am told.
Half a dollar, half a dollar,
Giant size.
50 cents to buy some fries.
Dollar, dollar, green and long,
With 100 cents you can’t go wrong.

Penny Poems
Penny, penny,
Easily spent.
Copper brown
and worth one cent.
Nickel Poem
Nickel, nickel,
Thick and fat.
You're worth five cents,
I know that.
Dime Poem
Dime, dime,
Little and thin.
I remember,
you're worth ten.
Quarter Poem
Quarter, quarter,
big and bold.
You're worth twenty-five
I am told.

A Penny Is One Cent
A penny is one cent (stamp your foot)
A nickel is five (slap your thigh)
A dime is ten cents (clap your hands)
A quarter twenty-five (snap fingers over your head).
How many cents have I on this try?

The Penny
See the shiny penny, brown as it can be,
Showing Abe Lincoln for all of us to see.
He had a bushy beard and a tall black hat.
A penny's worth one cent. How about that?

The Nickel

Thomas Jefferson will be found
On a nickel, shiny, smooth, and round.
His home, Monticello, is on the other side.
A nickel is worth five cents. Say it with pride.

The Dime
A dime is the smallest coin of them all,
With Roosevelt posing nice and tall.
A dime is worth ten cents. Don't you agree?
Which makes Roosevelt as happy as can be!

Penny Poem
Abraham Lincoln, good and kind,
Was honored and loved by many.
To help  us remember this president,
We put his face on the penny!


By Lisa Conrad

One quarter-- twenty-five. Let's do a quarter jive!
Two quarters -- fifty. That's really nifty!
Three quarters -- seventy-five. Old man's glad to be ALIVE.
Four quarters -- a dollar. Let's give a little hollar! Yeh

Counting to One Hundred

I'll be counting to one hundred,                            
It will take about a year!                                  
Because I've never seen one hundred,                                                 But it's HUGE, that's what I hear!

I'll be nine when I start counting,                                 
In a year I'll reach the end.                                
I'll just count and count some more and                                        

When I'm done I will be ten!

So, I'm counting to one hundred                                                        
In a voice that's loud and clear.                                                  
Now I'm half way to one hundred,                         

And it didn't take a year!

I'm not sure where I got these math poems...I think they were on one of my webrings.

Length is Fun

12, 12, 12
Inches make a foot.
Measure short things with the foot.
Length is so much fun.

3, 3, 3
Feet are in a yard.
Measure long things with a yard.
Length is so much fun.

Inch, inch, inch
Inches are in yards.
Thirty-six, thirty-six
Inches make a yard.


What time is it? What time is it?
Do you know?  Do you know?
The short hand tells the hour.
The long hand tells the minute.
Count by 5’s, Count by 5’s.

5    10    15    20    25    30    35    40    45    50…   


We just know what we’ve been told
Mathematics is worth its weight in gold
Studying numbers here and there
Solving problems everywhere.

Sound off…addition!
Sound off…subtraction!
Sound off… multiplication!
Sound off…division!

Sorting numbers is our thing
Finding symmetry is our game
Finding paremeter and area is easy
All because of you and me!

Sound off…strategies
Sound off…problem solving
Sound off…reading numbers
Sound off…one, two, three, four….LET’S GO!!!

Problem Solving

There’s a math problem
Written on a sheet
I can work it out
It’s not such a feat
First I read it twice
find out what it asks
Double underline the info
It’s an easy task
Next I look for clues
Underline them once
Choose a strategy
Sometimes you have to hunt

Now I work it out
I can draw a chart
I will show my work
This is quite an art
Mark your answers clear
Check over your facts
Make sure they are right
Be sure it is intact

Mathematics Bugaloo

I’m a mathematician and I’m here to say
I do mathematics everyday.
Sometimes I just use paper
Sometimes I use my head
Or maybe a drawing will do instead.
Problem solving, number sense,
Figuring out what to do
Doing the mathematics Bugaloo.
First, I study the problem
To get a clue
Just what’s the problem asking me to do?
Next I choose a strategy
Which one shall I try?
Once I have decided
That strategy I apply.

Then I work  on problem showing
All the steps too,
Last I check my answer, Bugaloo.

Odd and Even

If you are an even number
You always have a pair
So if you look around
Your buddy will always be there
But ...
If you are an odd number
There's always a lonely one
He looks around to find his buddy
But he's the only one.
Marg Wadsworth

The Faces Of The Clock

The Big Hand is busy
But the Small Hand has power.
The large one counts the minutes.
But the Little One names the hour.
When both Hands stand at the top together,
It's sure to be Twelve O'clock. But whether
That's twelve at noon or twelve at night
Depends on if it's dark or light.

Make a Ten

Make a ten. Make a ten.

We know ways to make a ten.

9+1 and 8+2;

They have sums of ten. It's true.

7+3 and 6+4;

Do you know there are two more?

5+5 and 0+10;

Now let's say them all again!

Joanne Griffin