I love to read, and as you know I love math, so why not combine the two!!
I thoroughly enjoy sitting/lying down to read a good book. However, since having kids, it's a luxury I can rarely afford!
So when I actually find the time to read, it needs to be an easy, quick read.
When my mom retired, she passed a few of her school items on to me. One of those items was the book, Norma Normal and the Missing Math Teacher by Taralee Turner. Of course, after reading the title I was hooked!
I can't wait to read this book to my class! It was such a fun read and I have always loved integrating reading into math class.
This cleverly written book is about a teenage girl, Norma, who loves a good math problem. When her favourite math teacher ends up missing, things get a little out of hand when she takes on the job of finding her herself. Along the way she must solve math related clues (clues you could have your own students solve), in order to locate her missing math teacher.
I really enjoyed the characters and their interactions with each other. Being a teacher and dealing with teenagers the majority of my day, I can attest that the representation of teenagers in this book is spot-on! The characters will be completely relatable to your students and I bet they will find this story hilarious!
After reading this book, I was interested to learn a little more about the author. Turns out, she just happens to live in Winnipeg (where I live), and works at the university I graduated from. I also googled the book and realized that the only place you can purchase it is a bookstore in Winnipeg.
Sooooooooooooo, I got to thinking, what if I contacted her to see if she would be interested in teaming up on a giveaway, with the prize being her book? Can you guess what she said?
She said YES, and offered to provide me with 5 books!
That means that 5 lucky winners will receive their very own copy of Norma Normal and the Missing Math Teacher for their classroom, and to make things even better, one of those lucky winners will also receive my "Math Stories" resource. This resource is full of activities designed to be used with math related stories.
In order to enter you must leave me a blog post stating your favorite "math story" that you read in your classroom.
I'll go first - I love One Grain of Rice by Demi.
The giveaway will be open until Sunday night and winners will be announced on Monday.
Stay tuned! Tomorrow I will be posting a Q & A with the author!
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