Every year, Imagine Learning holds a limerick contest for budding new poets–and every year, the contest is harder to judge!
Our 2017 Limerick Contest was no exception; we read so many wonderful and creative limericks that it was hard to choose a winner.
In the end, our judges voted for entries that best captured the distinctive rhyme and rhythm of a limerick, along with those that were especially creative in following this year’s theme: “My Favorite Subject.”
Congratulations, students–your limericks were amazing.
The Winning Limericks
Top prizes this year went to students of Carolyn S–by far the most entries received. Great job, students! Read more »
Our Imagine Math students are always game for sharing their learning successes with us. So, when we asked schools across the country to share their 2017 Pi Day celebrations with us, we weren’t disappointed!
Here are the winning Imagine Math classrooms and the creative ways they celebrated the biggest math day of the year.
Thompson Elementary – Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (TX)
In Ms. Crump’s first block (homeroom) and second block classes, students created Pi Day posters that showcased the creative side of pi. Thanks for the inspiration!
Henderson Middle School – Vance County Public Schools (NC)
At Henderson, Mr. Banaag’s students made Pi Day into a week-long celebration, including Read more »
Now that March has blown in, which schools have passed more math lessons than all the rest? Read on to see who made the Sweet 16 in our annual Imagine Math MX3 contest!
Before our contenders can advance, they must compete in a new math challenge each week during March. Who will have what it takes to advance in our MATH Madness competition–or win it all? As past winners can attest, it takes an entire school to win the MX3 contest, now in its tenth year.
But expect all the hard work to pay off. The winning school will receive an impressive trophy, school banner, gift card, student certificates, medals, and guest speakers–the works!
Sweet Sixteen Contenders
The following schools are contenders for our Elite 8 and Final 4 rounds. Read more »
Who writes limericks these days—a clever leprechaun, perhaps?
While we don’t know about leprechauns, we can tell you this: it’s time for Imagine Learning’s annual limerick contest, starring YOU—students from our partner schools across the country.
So, what is a limerick, anyway? Here’s an example:
You really don’t need to nitpick
when you write down your first limerick.
Just think of our theme,
Then, take time to dream.
Your rhyme’s sure to dazzle St. Patrick!
Now that you have a general idea of what a limerick is, watch The Limerick Song (below) to learn all the rules of limerick writing.
You can also view this video directly on Vimeo. Next–on to the rules! Read more »
During January 2017, we asked math educators all across the country to send us their best student journal entries for Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math). And we weren’t disappointed!
So what is “Journaling January” all about?
In a nutshell, we asked student/teacher teams to send us an Imagine Math journal page that illustrated how students broke down a math problem and solved for the correct answer.
Journaling January–Weekly Winners
Through great teamwork, these winners took their math understanding to the next level. Congratulations to the winning student/teacher teams from these schools: Read more »