Bibliographic Information: Scieszka, J. (1995). Math Curse. New York: Penguin Group.
Brief Annotation: You know those days when everything seems to be a problem? This is what happens to the main character in Math curse, until the student finds a unique solution.
Genre: Picture Book
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Readers who enjoy math or readers who experience math anxiety.
Rating/Response: 5 This is my new favorite book. The illustrations are incredible, and the language is incredibly funny. As someone who experiences math anxiety, I found the book refreshing, and I felt that I could really connect with the narrator.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Have you ever thought about how the information we learn in one subject can be applied to many areas of our lives?
Reading Strategy: Math
Rationale for Strategy: This book would be a great way to start off a math lesson. It will get students excited about learning, and it will help alleviate some of the anxiety that students feel.
Posted by: Emily Busch