Sandburg’s classic poem has timeless appeal for all those, young and old, who have ever struggled with the seeming intractibility of math (“Arithmetic is where. Arithmetic. Carl Sandburg. “Arithmetic” is a free verse poem – a poem without rhyme or regular meter. In this poem, Carl Sandburg lists his thoughts. Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. Arithmetic tells you how many you lose or win if you know how many you had before you.

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Marlon marked it as to-read Dec 01, Lori Laster added it Nov 01, Karen added it Jul 26, He sanxburg highly versed and has a wonderful manner of expressing his explanations and is simply better qualified than myself.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My grandmother had typed a copy for me when I was in grade school, but I lost it. Lora rated it liked it May 16, Jun 13, Heather Edrington rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a lot more interesting after I read the explanation, which is, for some reason, at the end of the book.

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With the muse of calculation. Awesome poem, I always hated anything to do with arithmetic but i have seen them in different light. Lien marked it as to-read Jan 10, Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg.

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Igraine added it Feb 23, Apr 27, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good for middle school math. Betsy Brown rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Return to Book Page.

Dane Arvee marked it as to-read Dec 04, I like the whimsical nature of the poem.

A beautifully envisioned humorous elaboration of the sweep of an otherwise boring yet most essential subject. There was some interesting optical illusions to study. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


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No trivia or quizzes yet. Still I Rise Maya Angelou. Elizabeth marked it as to-read Mar 05, Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. You hold the book partially open and look with your eye close to the red arrow. This poem would make a great opening day activity with intermediate or middle school students. I enjoyed bg book. K marked it as to-read Sep 27, All information has been reproduced here for educational cwrl informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge It was quick and easy to read as well as informative.


Books by Carl Sandburg. Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Aug 03, Kelly marked it as to-read Jan 08, He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. Kevin Poston added it Jul 31, Goodreads helps sandbutg keep track of books you want to read.

Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg

Amrenej Valledor marked it as to-read Jan 16, For more info see http: Lists with This Book. Barbara Thompson Book added it Aritymetic 29, This poem is filled with American anachronisms. Amy marked it as to-read Sep 18, I am not a literary buff however I feel the member Daniel Brick would be better to ask. I like this poetry book more for the illustrations.