I came across a newspaper article for a poetry contest and decided to invite my Algebra 2 students to write a poem. I made it an extra credit option with the criteria that the poem had to be about the math we were studying or the 8 Mathematical Practices relating to the Common Core.
I am attaching my handout and student work. I have had three entries so far. One pair of students read their poem to the class. It is always fun to see students in a different light!