Math Curse

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Objective: Create your own “Math Curse” book using at least five word problems throughout the story. Hint: Write your word problems about your day – one about  ...

Name: ______________________________ Class: ______________________________ Date: ______________________________ “Math Curse” Story Project Draft (completed questions; Done in class) of story due on: _________________ Final book due on: _________________ Objective: Create your own “Math Curse” book using at least five word problems throughout the story. Hint: Write your word problems about your day – one about waking up, breakfast, on your way to school, morning at school, lunch, going home, going to bed, etc. Requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

The story must tell about one day (beginning when you wake up). Use at least five word problems. (Topics to choose from are on the back.) Give the answers to the word problems on the back cover. Have an interesting front cover. Make sure to give your book a title. Answers to the word problems must be correct. (Check your work and ensure that your word problems make sense.) Have another student or your parents check your work. Have colorful illustrations throughout your story, including the front cover. Include an “About the Author” page. (You must include a photo or drawing of you on this page.) Type or handwrite your story in blue or black ink. Be creative, humorous, and accurate. Use your imagination and have fun!!!

GRADING RUBRIC: Cover Page: Neat & Attractive Presentation: Math problems correctly written: Math work correct: Creativity/story composition: Author Page Work checked by student or parent

10 Points 10 Points 20 Points (4 each) 30 Points (6 each) 15 Points 10 Points 5 Points

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Math Topics-Word Problems The topics with asterisks must be included in your book. That leaves you with two topics to choose on your own. You must end up with five word problems, each about a different topic. • • • • • • • • • • •

*Fractions (adding or subtracting) *Decimals (adding or subtracting) *PEMDAS Dividing by a two digit number Area formula Circumference LCM or GCF Volume Geometry Mean, median, mode, or range Graphs

Word Problem Check Sheet #

Author:_________________________________

Topic

Answer

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Checked by: ______________________

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