Problem Solving Printables for “Math Curse”


Connect reading and math with the book Math Curse! Here is a set of 3 pages of problem solving math problems based on the book by Jon Scieszka.

Your students will connect with solving math problems and the read aloud which will help “break the math curse.”

Students can solve math problems from the book or write and solve their own story problems – making these printable sheets great for second grade through fifth grade.

Problem Solving Printables for "Math Curse" - Teach Junkie

Activities to Use with the Book “Math Curse”

Have you ever read the book “Math Curse” by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith? It is an adorable math adventure that shows how we encounter math in every aspect of our life!

To help you use this story with your students as a way to explore various math concepts as well as see the math in our everyday lives, check out this free “Math Curse” activities pack from Bethany at Math Geek Mama!

This math resource includes multiple activities to go along with the book, including: solving some of the math problems from the story (with an answer key), writing your own story problem, as well as a project for older students to write their own “math curse!”


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