### Math curse

The conference proceedings Math Everywhere quotes Jacques-Louis Lions: "Do you really want to mathematize everything?"

That's the theme of great kids' book:

"On Monday in math class, Mrs. Fibonacci says, 'You know, you can think of almost everything as a math problem.'

On Tuesday I start having problems. . . .

I take the milk out for my cereal and wonder:

1. How many quarts in a gallon?

2. How many pints in a quart?

3. How many inches in a foot?

4. How many feet in a yard?

5. How many yards in a neighborhood? How many inches in a pint? How many feet in my shoes?

I don't even bother to take out the cereal. I don't want to know how many flakes in a bowl.

Mrs. Fibonacci has obviously put a MATH CURSE on me. Everything I look at or think about has become a math problem."

Not to worry, there's a happy ending.

Math Everywhere: Deterministic and Stochastic Modelling in Biomedicine, Economics And Industry; dedicated to the 60th birthday of Vincenzo Capasso. Berlin; New York: Springer, 2007. Mathematics Library QA36 .M28

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Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1995. Andersen Library Childrenâ€™s Lit PZ7.S41267 Mat 1995 Non-Circulating Link to MNCAT record