The math curse begins on a Monday when a little girl’s math teacher tells the class that you can think of almost everything as a math problem. And sure enough, from Tuesday morning through the rest of the day almost every event in this girl’s life constitutes a math problem — some real, others wacky! Tuesday night she dreams she is trapped in a room with no doors and windows and must solve math problems for a lifetime. But she frees herself by putting a hole in the wall and jumping out, only to be told the next day by her science teacher that “you can think of almost everything as a science experiment!”

The math curse begins on a Monday when a little girl’s math teacher tells the class that you can think of almost everything as a math problem. And sure enough, from Tuesday morning through the rest of the day almost every event in this girl’s life constitutes a math problem — some real, others wacky! … Continue reading →

The math curse begins on a Monday when a little girl’s math teacher tells the class that you can think of almost everything as a math problem. And sure enough, from Tuesday morning through the rest of the day almost every event in this girl’s life constitutes a math problem — some real, others wacky! Tuesday night she dreams she is trapped in a room with no doors and windows and must solve math problems for a lifetime. But she frees herself by putting a hole in the wall and jumping out, only to be told the next day by her science teacher that “you can think of almost everything as a science experiment!”

# Math Curse

**By:**Jon Scieszka

**Publisher:**Viking, 1995

**Level:**10-11