Mr. R.’s World of Math

Chapter 1: A Strange School

Many years ago, in a small school, in a small town, something very strange happened, something very strange indeed. Here’s the whole story. Well, at least a fraction of it…

At this small school, which was tucked into the woods, none of the students ever smiled, and on sunny days nobody ran around and played tag or football, or even talked and laughed about their favorite TV shows. No, this school was different because the math teacher, Mr. Al Geebrah was so mean. He was actually mean squared which is to say mean times mean. In other words, on the average, he was the meanest! And with him around no one ever had any fun…

One time Mr. Geebrah was so mean, he made the students figure out how many 12ths were in 5 wholes! It took them all day, but they finally figured it out!

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