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The Math Kids: An Incorrect Solution

(The Math Kids #5)

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Fifth grade could not have a worse start for the Math Kids. Jordan, Justin, Stephanie, and Catherine have been split up. The girls are in one class with most of the bullies, which is proving to be chaotic. Meanwhile, the boys are stuck with their nemesis, Robbie Colson, and their new teacher, Mr. Miller, who makes it clear he doesn't like math. Separated like this, the kid ...more
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Published October 7th 2021 by Common Deer Press
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Potterhead Aanya
Jun 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well this was an awesome book, I loved the math club, it's a wonder how people like mr miller dont love it, and mr miller is such a bad teacher it doesnt matter how you do things as long as they are correct, get a life dude, but yeah I love how his perception changes in the end!
Kids from 8-13 will love this!!
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This is book five in the Math Kids series written by David Cole. It is self-contained and works well as a standalone, so it is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series. Like the others, the story combines math and science problems with real-world applications. However, how this book differs is that the subject matter is a little more serious including touching on parental abuse and abuse of police power.

Having read and loved the previous books I was exicted to read this one an
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Faith Hurst-Bilinski
Sep 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
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The Math Kids is a great series for late elementary and middle school kids. It appeals to their sense of fun. It makes fun of adults. It shows kids that math can be both fun and useful. I love having these books on my bookshelf in class.
Jill
Oct 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Math Kids are heading to fifth grade in McNair Elementary, but they’re not as excited as they usually are. This school year, the four kids who think of themselves as the Math Kids have been split up. Justin and Jordan are in one class, and Catherine and Stephanie are in another class. And not only are they split up, but the boys are being taught by Mr. Miller, who notoriously hates math. In fact, in class he announced that he will be focusing on history, English, and reading.

If only there w
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Doreen
Dec 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
12/1/2021 Full review tk at TheFrumiousConsortium.net.

12/1/2021 with illustrations by Shannon O'Toole.

The Math Kids are starting fifth grade in a pretty glum mood. Not only are they not all in the same class any longer, but the boys, Justin and Jordan, have been stuck with a teacher known as Miller the Killer, who has no love for math and barely teaches it. When Justin and Jordan try to inject a little more of their favorite subject into the rest of their classes, Mr Miller gets punishment-happy
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Ellen
Oct 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Math Kids
An Incorrect Solution

David Cole

The Math Kids love math and solving math problems, but they are split up in 5th grade. Jordan & Justin’s teacher Mr. Miller hates math and is angered when the boys use their math understanding to help their classmates. But their explanations help the others understand, and open the door to a relationship with Robbie, a bully who himself is bullied by his father. Justin hatches a plan to help Mr. Miller see math as interactive and useful, creating a spr
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Alexandra Power
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Rating: 5/5 stars.

“An Incorrect Solution” is book five in the Math Kids series written by David Cole. It is self-contained and works well as a standalone, so it is not necessary to have read the previous books in the series. Like the others, the story combines math and science problems with real-world applications. However, how this book differs is that the subject matter is a little more serious.

I really liked this book. Once again, the author perfectly weaves math problems into the plot, keepi
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Bethany
Apr 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
What an excellent premise for a book! This was well written with an engaging plot. I found the maths problems well worded and the explanations were clear. Some students may struggle to complete the problems on their own, but having the characters 'work out the answers and problem solve is an ingenious way to get children engaged in mathematical thinking.

The story was also interesting which is important as a book that simply talked about maths would not be enticing to certain readers. However, th
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Pam
Sep 20, 2021 rated it liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Common Deer Press through the Publisher's Weekly "grab a galley" promotion.
Part of The Math Kids series. Readers see the four - Justin, Jordan, Catherine, Stephanie - start fifth grade. It's a very different year but the four find solutions to keep math in their lives. Cole balances some humor with more serious issues. One of their classmates is being abused by his dad, and they find the courage to talk with the guidance counselor and with the dad himself. The s
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T Olsen
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This time the plot is very basic, but the educational value is very high. In addition to the math, which includes what I would call logic, there's also ethics and morals, and it's a great way to touch some very important subjects. The story and characters are great, as always, and I hope lots of people of all ages will get entertained AND educated. ...more
Julie
Sep 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
With thanks to NetGalley and Common Deer Press for an early copy in return for an honest review.

The Math Kids is a fun and engaging series that shows kids the real life usefulness of math. I like the math problems sprinkled throughout the book and can see this being used in a math class. The story is an easy read and would make a fun addition to a classroom library.
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