Friday, April 1, 2011

Math Curse

One of my all-time favorite pieces of literature that connects with math is Jon Scieszka's Math Curse. Jon's engaging text, accompanied by the eye-popping illustrations created by Lane Smith, draws readers into a day in the life of our main character, but it isn't any ordinary day--this day is 'cursed' from the moment he wakes up. Cursed because he sees math problems in everything he does. Students will enjoy solving the problems as well as coming up with their own.

Teaching Tip:
Have students write, illustrate and exchange math problems that are based on the math that they encounter in their own daily life. Combine the student authored problems into a class book.

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