Monday, June 10, 2013

Math Curse


Author & Illustrator:   Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith
Publisher:  Viking
Publication Year: 1995 
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Notable Book
School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
Booklist Editor's Choice

Summary:  After her Math teacher tells her that "almost everything in life can be considered a Math problem", the narrator starts to find Math throughout her own environment. She finds examples of algebra, probability, statistics, and fractions. In the end, she breaks the curse and has the ability to solve any problem. Smith's amazing illustrations add to the fun of this book! 

Classroom Ideas: I always read this book on the first day of Math class and talking to a friend who's a high school teacher I discovered that she did the same! It's a great introduction to real-life Math and problem solving.

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