Math Curse

Title: Math Curse
Author: Jon Scieszka
Illustrator: Lane Smith
Publisher: Puffin (1995)
ISBN: 9780670861941
 
A girl gets a math curse from her teacher Mrs Fibonacci. She informs her class, “YOU KNOW, you can think of almost anything as a math problem.” No matter what the girl does, getting ready in the morning, taking the bus, going to school, she thinks of them as math problems. “I take the milk out for my cereal and wonder: 1. How many quarts in a gallon? 2. How many pints in a quart? 3. How many inches in a foot? 4. How many feet in a yard? 5. How many yards in a neighbourhood? How many inches in a pint? How many feet in my shoes?” As the girl becomes a “raving math lunatic” she dreams a way to escape the madness and break the curse. That is until her science teacher Mr Newton says, ‘ YOU KNOW, you can think of almost everything as a science experiment.”
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