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A Gebra Named Al: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    Recommended for younger children.

    I am an eight grade student and I had to read A Gebra Named Al for a project in math. I thought it was a humorous book. At one point I thought that the author was trying mock the readers and the material it is trying to explain. I kept on getting the feeling that she was trying to teach me like I was a three-year-old again. I would definitely not recommend it for eight grade students. I doubt that they would take the book seriously. I know say that from experience. It is very childish and very silly. I found my self laughing at the names of some characters and the dialogue between the characters. This book is probably more appropriate for fourth or fifth grade students who are just learning about the order of operations. It has more of a childish way of explaining how to solve equations. Although, I do think that Wendy Isdell does a great job in explaining a complicated thing in a not so complex tone. Overall, I fell like a Gebra Named Al by Wendy Isdell is a good book for younger children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2008

    Clever journey to mathland

    The young author wrote a delightful tale for elementary students who are clever in math. It is refreshing and leads the fearful mathematician to discover math on a literary level. Good for Wendy!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2005

    this book is horrible

    I am a student in 8th grade. As an assignment, our grade had to read A Gebra Named Al. I have not found one person who enjoyed this book. This book is filled with corny jokes, and a bad plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2005

    Excellent for the math classroom!

    My students thoroughly enjoyed this book. They could all relate to Julie's problem, as they were also beginning their 'algebra quest.' This is a good book for young adults to read to let them know that not everyone will have a good understanding of math all of the time. Excellent for middle school grades where a teacher wants to incorporate reading into the math classroom!

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