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The Math Wiz

The Math Wiz

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by Betsy Duffey, Janet Wilson
     
 

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Does "Math Wiz" have to equal "Sports Dud"?

Marty Malone thinks no problem is too complicated for him. Then he starts third grade—and learns that being a math wiz won't stop him from getting picked last in gym class. Kids like tom Ballan are so much better at sports that Marty will never be able to catch up. Trying harder doesn't work. Trying to get out of

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Does "Math Wiz" have to equal "Sports Dud"?

Marty Malone thinks no problem is too complicated for him. Then he starts third grade—and learns that being a math wiz won't stop him from getting picked last in gym class. Kids like tom Ballan are so much better at sports that Marty will never be able to catch up. Trying harder doesn't work. Trying to get out of gym doesn't work. But what if Marty makes a friend in class? And what if that friend is a math wiz, too?

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"Marty is a convincing character with whom readers will identify." —School Library Journal

"This is distinguished by Duffey's skill in making Marty's inner feelings ring true." —Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Marty has moved and is in third grade in a new school. He is excellent at math, but always gets picked last for the team in gym class. In his mind, "math wiz + P.E. = misery". He tries to change the equation in many inventive ways, but finally tips the balance by adding "friend" into the mix. Duffey is adept at capturing the angst felt by elementary school kids. 1997 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140386479
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Chapters, Puffin Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
409,468
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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From the Publisher
"Marty is a convincing character with whom readers will identify." —School Library Journal

"This is distinguished by Duffey's skill in making Marty's inner feelings ring true." —Kirkus Reviews

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The Math Wiz 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book to read. It is about a boy who moved to a new school and had trouble in gym- he was always the last one to be picked. He believes that 'Math wiz' + P.E. = misery. He meets a friend and the equation changes to 'Math wiz' + P.E. = Friend. This is a good book for kids that are adjusting to a new school or don't feel they fit in. It can be read quickly and is an easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((Grrrrr..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago