Sunday, February 6, 2011

Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

Title: Math Curse
Author: Jon Scieszka
Publisher / Date: Viking Juvenile / 1st Edition: 1995 
If you're looking for a great read aloud with a math focus, this is it! Math Curse opens with the main character's teacher commenting, "You know, almost everything in life can be considered a math problem." The student then is "cursed" with discovering the truth in this statement as she goes about her day. As the student encounters math problems in everyday situations she shares her "curse" in humorous ways while tackling addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and other problem solving skills. Teachers will love this book for the authentic math problems that are presented and the humorous approach to dealing with math anxiety. Jon Scieszka's humor and creative story telling along with catchy illustrations by Lane Smith hold students' interest.
Themes: Math, Humor, Math Anxiety
Curriculum Connections:  Grade 1 and up: Math!!! This book is full of interesting word problems

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