Sunday, April 14, 2013

Math Mentor Text: Math Curse and Winners!

Linking up with the cuties Amanda & Stacia for their Mentor Text linky.

 I wish I incorporated more literature during math (I have several books, just time is the enemy!), but one of my favorites is Math Curse.
In the story, a girl wakes up one day, and everything she sees or does becomes a math problem. She sees math problems everywhere, so much so that she thinks her teacher placed a “math curse” on her. After reading the book, my students then make their own Math Curse book based off of the original. Their story must takes place in a 24 hour period, contain 15 problems (addition, multiplication, measurement, time, etc.) with answers on the last page, and include illustrations. I promote this assignment as a "family project" and send home directions so the whole family can participate. The students take turns sharing their book with the class-it's a really fun spin on math, reading, and writing!


Each student used their creative juices to create their Math Curse books!
Photos include covers and sample pages.
Go check out all the other math mentor text ideas at Collaboration Cuties!
Congratulations ladies!!! I hope your kids love them as much as mine do!


  1. I need to get this book out and use it! I have it but haven't used it!! I think it would be great at the beginning of the year when we talk about the relevance of math but I may use it after the state test!

    I guess all that finger and toe crossing worked! Yahoooooo!! Winner winner chicken dinner!!

    Thank yooooou!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Math Curse is fantastic! I remember in the first year of my teaching course my Numeracy lecturer read this book to us at the beginning of a lecture and it was so memorable. I went out and bought it straight away!

    I love your idea of students creating their own Math Curse book. Such a clever idea!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  3. I love this idea! Will you post a copy of the family project directions or put on TPT?

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