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Math Curse

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    Best book for a math lesson

    Scieszka has some of the best books and Math Curse is no exception. This is a fantastic book to show kids that math is in EVERYTHING we do. The fly pages are excellent and there are interesting facts all over the jacket. Scieszka makes everything more fun and the poor child in the story is cursed with seeing the math in everything. But after a long day of dizzying math, he realizes that if you just "put the hole on the wall and jump out" that everything will be okay. This book can be used for just about any math topic and kids find it hilarious.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Smart, clever & fun!

    My family loves this book! It's a great read aloud and it gave us an opportunity to talk about math in everyday life. Ihave 1 son who loves math and 1 who hates it but they both loved this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2007

    I LOVE THIS BOOK

    I used to read this over and over again in the library when I was 8. I am in college now and still remember it, but now I can appreciate its artwork evenmore. It's not bad illustrations at all- Lane Smith is inventive. I guess innovation turns off people, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2004

    A very unique math book

    This is one of the best written math picture books around. It imparts math concepts without hitting them too hard so kids are turned off. It's droll and the illustrations are fabulous. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    Book Summary

    The children¿s book Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith is appropriate for children ages 7 through 10. There are no chapters. The words are pretty big. The book¿s setting takes place from the beginning of one day to the beginning of the next. The story relates to the study of math because everything becomes a math problem. If I were a math teacher, I would use it to teach math because it shows the importance of math. My opinion of the book is that it is funny and it really shows how math is a part of everyday life. The strength of this book is that it explains the importance of math. The weakness of this book is it¿s bad art. My favorite portion of this book is when she said ¿does tuna fish and tuna fish equal four fish?¿ My suggestion for a sequel is a Science version, because the story ends when she is in science class and her teacher Mr. Newton says ¿You know you can think of everything as a science experiment.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    GREAT BOOK

    I would definitely reccomend this book, especially for those students who complain why do we need math we are never going to use it. It gets students to see that math is all around them and it gets students to use their critical thinking skills with word problems they give!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2003

    Great motivation book about math!

    I used this book as a Halloween lesson to place a "curse" on my students. They all enjoyed this book. After reading it, I had all my students create their own math curses. This is a great book for a project to get students motivated about math!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2002

    Terrific Book

    WONDERFUL book! It makes a great read aloud book. Perfect for an audience of any age. I bought this book to read aloud to my high school math class and it's great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2001

    This book takes math to where it's never been before!!

    This book was exellent, I reccamend it to everyone that likes a good laugh. It is about a little girl that when her math teacher puts a curse on her she finds out that everything involves math, AHH! So read it yourself and i prommise you, you will like it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 1999

    Great book for the truely math cursed.

    This is ultimately a great book to give to those kids who just feel like they cannot continue on in math. Sure, math is frustrating, but we all have to go through it and that is exactly what this book shows. I would recommend this to any and everybody!

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