Literature: "Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
These sites have classroom activity ideas for the book “Math Curse.” Read what other children have written about their own math courses and try to solve word problems. There are biographies for author Jon Scieszka and illustrator Lane Smith. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Everyday Uses of Math.
Grades
 3,
 4,
 5,
 6
Links

"The Math Curse" and Stress: Lesson Plan
This lesson plan employs "The Math Curse" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith to teach students strategies for dealing with stress in their daily lives; includes: learning objectives; materials needed; teacher input; practice and assessment

Math Word Puzzles
These students participated in the online "Math Curse" project and offered solutions to different word problems and then wrote their own math curses. See if you can solve these.

Smart Books Lesson Plan
This class activity is based on the "Math Curse" book and teaches kids math measurements by using M&Ms.

An Interview with Jon Scieszka
You can watch a video interview features Jon Scieszka's answers to children's questions. NOTE: Includes a link to moderated discussion boards and this site contains ads.

Author Chat with Jon Scieszka
Read the interview transcript that Jon Scieszka talked about his books and writing.

Smart Book Lesson Plan
This class activity is based on the "Math Curse" book and teaches kids everyday uses of numbers and relationships of numbers.

ReadWriteThink: Solving the Math Curse: Reading and Writing Math Word Problems
This lesson plan is based on the "Math Curse" book and aim to teach reading and math. Students will solve world problems and create their own word problems.

Education World: GeoCritters
This lesson plan connects "The Math Curse" book with math and have students to create geocritters from four shapes. NOTE: This site contains banner, popup, and other types of ads.

eThemes Resource: Math: Everyday Uses
These sites show how math is used in our daily lives. There are examples, student activities, and interactive games. Students can explore how math is used in their homes, at the grocery store, and in sports. Includes links to eThemes resources on time, money, and word problems.
Education Standards
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 OK
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