Monday, December 09, 2013

The 14 Fibs of Gregory K

Pincus, Gregory K. The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. , 2013.

This book was about a boy who hated math.  The only thing that made it worse was that his whole family loved it...a lot.  His math teacher gives him a chance to bring up his grade, and this changed his life. Trying to follow in his father footsteps he enters a contest.  With the help of his math teacher, Mr. Davis, his best friend, Kelly, and some pie he finds out math isn't that bad.
The author's writing style is perfect for middle school aged kids.the words are understandable, and not to challenging.  The most important part of his writing is that he connects it to real life, meaning this can relate to any kid.
There are not many illustrations, but the cover says it all.  Math word and equations explain the math portion.  then with the poetry and words explain the writing portion of the story.
I thought that the book was great and there are many audiences.  Children who do not like math, children who do like math, and any kind of teacher.  For the kids it shows that any subject can be integrated together.  As for teachers, it shows them the same thing.  This can give teachers ideas on how they can incorporate math with any subject.

Reviewer: Aaron Smart

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