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Math Curse Hardcover – October 1, 1995
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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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It starts with Mrs. Fibonnaci telling her class that "YOU KNOW,you can think of almost everything as a math problem." And we're off on adventure of doing just that.
The illustrations are wonderful, and match the text perfectly. The book is silly for young children and funny for older children. It is obvious and subtle at the same time. I think this is why some reviewers think that it miscategorized as being for ages 4 to 8. There is so much in the book that kids see it differently at different ages. My daugther is now in 4th grade and she still takes this book off the shelf to read... just for fun. Recently she had a math assignment to show a series of numbers. She chose a Fibonnaci series. This book stays with you.
The book ends with Mr. Newton telling his class "YOU KNOW, you can think of almost everything as a science experiment." Note to the author: I'm waiting for you to write the "Science Curse."
One could scourer the earth and not find a bigger hater and despiser of math than me. It has been a thorn in my side and the bane of my existence.
Yet, surprisingly, Math Curse is just as engaging and funny as any other book by Scieszka/Smith. Smith in particular, does an exceptional job in this book. Some of his best illustrations can be found in these pages. The pages ringed by text are classic.
The message of math curse is a simple one--math is all around us. The main character's teacher makes this point one day in class. The main character spends the rest of this book finding out just how true her teacher's statement was.
The humor of Math Curse comes mainly from nonsensical (yet often true) problems that the main character works out in her head while seeking to cure her "math curse."
Math Curse is a funny, educational book. It is representative of all that is great about the work of this author-illustrator team.
I give it my full recommendation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! My wife's favorite book. A gift from daughter to mother to read to grandchildren(someday).Published 19 days ago by Andrew Bankson
It's okay - you won't learn a concept in the book but if you already know the concepts it's a good tool to review and do practice problems. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Westside Mom
I read this on the first day of school to my 8th graders taking Algebra. They really got a kick out of the clever end. Not just a boring math book.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cleverly written and illustrated, filled with tons of math conceptsPublished 5 months ago by nosecone
Son didn't care for it. So much math it distracts from any story that may or may not be happening in the book.Published 5 months ago by Josh
Great book with a vast array of different types of math problems. The book itself was also in excellent condition.Published 7 months ago by Irish Italian