The world would be a better place without math or messy roommates. At least, that’s what Ella Hunter believes. Life is about keeping order and avoiding long division, fractions, or really anything with an equal sign.
As the end of the school year approaches, the fifth-grade teachers at Victor Waldo Elementary conclude there’s not enough time to complete a new math unit before summer break. Great news for math-phobic Ella, right?
Wrong! The teachers decide instead to have their students host the first-ever Math Fair. And the fair project is worth two major math grades.
Add in one dead possum plus two horrible roommates who come to stay while their house is being renovated, and you have an equation for disaster. Ella is headed for summer school and math tutoring for sure. Can she stop her troubles from multiplying before it’s too late?
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About the Author
Taryn Souders has a background in math education and is passionate about keeping math fun for kids. She is the author of Whole-y Cow!: Fractions Are Fun.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This novel was humorous, and witty. When I read this book, I laughed at the funny characters, and the things I could relate to like the girl who hates math and the math fair. Everyone from age nine and above would enjoy this book! My favorite part was when the main character and her Aunt were feeding her dog meatloaf! It was so funny, so when you read it you will find out why. The whimsical characters made the book very interesting because of how different they were. I mean, a dead opossum is a main character, you don’t read that every day. I would definitely recommend this book, it is a humorous read! Sofia H, age 12, Denver Mensa
You won't belive how stressful this book is! But I could not put it down! Note to the author: Hi. This is Jadyn. Dauther of Tez Brooks. You and my dad are friends. Remeber?