MATH CURSE

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Math Curse is the story of a child who realizes that everything in their life can be turned into a math problem. It follows them on an imaginary day from morning to ...

MATH CURSE Write and illustrate your own version of the book, Math Curse.

Name:________________________________ Homeroom Teacher:_____________________

Math Curse is the story of a child who realizes that everything in their life can be turned into a math problem. It follows them on an imaginary day from morning to evening as the child finds themselves confronted with different situations that they look at from a math point of view. You will write your own version of Math Curse. Make sure that you take the reader through a series of events where different types of math problems are presented. You will illustrate your book as well. A rubric has been attached so that you can see the expectations for this assignment. The assignment is assigned on Monday, April 29th.

This project is due on Monday, May 6th at the beginning of Math class. That’s one week from today. You will work on this during class all week, but you may work on it at home if needed also. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_LjocNOaJw – Watch excerpts from the book Math Curse.

Rubric 20 points The front cover has 1. appropriate title 2. appropriate illustration 3. student is listed as the author 4. Student is listed as illustrator. The story follows a sequential order. The situations in the story are connected together in a logical order, following a student through every day activities, as in Math Curse.

10 points The front cover has 3 of the 4 criteria listed for full credit.

5 points The front cover has 1-2 of the 4 listed criteria needed.

0 points No Front Cover

Parts of the story are in sequential order. Parts of the story are tied together.

The story doesn’t have any order and is just a list of random situations that aren’t tied together or connected.

No story.

Illustrations

Each page of the book has an appropriate illustration that fills the entire page and is fully colored.

Over half of the pages have appropriate illustrations that fill the entire page and are fully colored.

No illustrations.

Math content

Each page of the story has a math problem worked into it. 1.Answer page has the answers for each problem. 2.Answers are numbered by page number. 3.Answers are correct.

At least half of the pages have a math problem in the story. 2 out of the 3 criteria listed have been met.

Less than half of the pages have appropriate illustration that fill the entire page and are fully colored. Less than half of the pages have a math problem in the story. Only 1 out of the 3 criteria has been met.

Front Cover

Story

Answer page

An additional 10 point MAX may be added for, what I consider to be OUTSTANDING EFFORT on this project. Outstanding effort _____________

There are no math problems in this story. No answer page or 0 of the 3 criteria have been met.

FINAL GRADE: ______________