One, Two, Buckle My Shoe – Maths Poems!

November 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s funny how maths crops up in day-to-day life! Whether it’s finding a bargain in the supermarket or trying to catch the 499 bus, numbers are everywhere! They even appear in nursery rhymes and poems . . . but these can be effective teaching methods for children to start learning their numbers. It means you can teach your children to count without even tinking about it!

One, two, three, four, five
Once I caught a fish alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Then I let it go again

Not forgetting:

One two buckle my shoe
Three, four, knock at the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, a big fat hen
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve
Thirteen, fourteen, maids a-courting
Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen
Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting
Nineteen, twenty, my plate’s empty

And of course, for all those getting in the festive mood, there are always those 12 days of Christmas!

Maybe you know some for the more advanced maths skills . . . let me know!

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