Darya has a very playful take on a list poem about numbers. She’s a fourth grader in Mr. Yates room.

Math Numbers

Math numbers

When you look away

Numbers talk sometimes

5 says to 2 you are a copy-catter you’re just like me but upside-down.

1 says I’m the best I’m first

Math numbers

0 is a cry baby it doesn’t want to be

0 it wants to be 100

Math numbers

10 says I’m bigger than 1

I’m 1 and 0

Math numbers

6 says I’m strong

3 says I’m lucky

Math numbers

When you turn to the numbers again

You add 5+2

You turn around

5 and 2 are even madder

5 says you made me 7

7 is really mean

2 says you made me odd

I don’t like being odd

Math numbers

7 says I’m royalty

Everyone knows

So you better stop arguing

Math numbers

9 says I’m always angry at everyone

4 says I’m 2+2 2 is cool

I like 2 a lot

Math numbers

-darya4^{th} grade