Math Curse
  • Math Curse
  • Math Curse
  • Math Curse
ISBN: 0670861944
EAN13: 9780670861941
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 1, 1995
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.55" H x 11.18" L x 10.94" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.

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   Excellent, fun way to explore math concepts
I teach a class at a University for elementary education majors to teach math to learn. Today I read that book to my students and pointed out many of the subjects we have been studying. All the math in this book is in a fun context, whether true life or not, it is something to relate to. The book also connects math to real life, in the sense that sometimes the answer depends on circumstances like splitting 24 cupcakes equal among 25 people less difficult if a person is allergic to cupcakes. As a teacher or parent, you could explore this book cover to cover with your kids or read a book cover at a time, exploring the concepts within it. There are some concepts in the book that are simple enough for preschoolers and some could be of interest to much older children, as I said, even my university students enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who can read English.
   Funny and Educational
Jon Scieszka never disappoints when he publishes a book. We are huge fans of all his picture books for younger children, but I believe he has outdone himself with Math Curse. It is by far one of my son's favorite books that we read over and over again. This is typical Scieszka humor, laced with lots of cool math riddles that makes kids think and learn while laughing silly all the way through the book. Its companion, Science Verse, is also a great book and we are hoping that there are some other subjects at the school that he can spin into another book like this. The illustrations by Lane Smith are great as well as adding an additional element of fun to the book. A must have for any library collection!
   This book bored my son to tears.
Get the math books at Bedtime. Those are just amazing. This is confusing and not at all engaging. My son didn 't even want to finish it and, to be honest, I did not want to finish it either.
   engaging for students!
Read this to my class and my 4th and 5th graders loved solving the equations throughout the story.
   Good trauma
Bought this book because it has haunted me since I was a child and my second teacher read it to our class. It holds up for sure. Still works just as traumatizing. I mean I hate math, but I can 't see it everywhere. Since the second grade, I have thought about this book every day. Trauma 1010, would recommend.
   Absolutely Awesome Book
I love this book because it tells you a very funny story while at the same time you figure out math problems.
   Great book!
This book was read in my math class to my son, and he loved it so much that he asked for it on his birthday. Since he received it, he has read it to anyone and everyone who will listen, and he practices reading it on his own.
   Fun, and a great resource
The book is a quick read and gets students talking about the numbers they encounter in their daily lives. I used this as an opener for an algebra class and loved it.
   Pedophilia theme & symbolisms
In this book, many pediphile symbols and themes are represented. Please look up the list of symbols that pediphile also use the Pizza Gate. Look at the documentary free on YouTube and it can educate every loving parent on these terrible issues.
   Encourage academic interests!
I am looking for a gift for my grandson. He told me that math is his favorite subject. I asked a math teacher for a recommendation, and he told me that this was his favorite book!