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An Incorrect Solution

The Math Kids



David Cole

Shannon O'Toole

Fifth grade is off to a terrible start for the Math Kids.

Jordan and Justin are in a different class from Stephanie and Catherine. Worse, they have Miller the Killer for math, and he hates math! Even more troubling, Jordan witnesses Robbie, the class bully, in an angry confrontation with his father and wonders if Constable Colson might be doing more than yelling.

People problems suddenly seem a lot more challenging than homework, but maybe with the right plan—and some math—the four Math Kids can find a way to deal with their classroom woes and make sure Robbie stays safe.

The Math Kids: An Incorrect Solution is the fifth book in the Math Kids series.


September 15, 2021

180 Pages | 5.5 × 8.5

Middle Grade (8-11)

ISBN 9781988761602



"Keeps the reader entertained from the first word to the last" – CM: Canadian Review of Materials

About the Author:

David Cole has been interested in math since he was a very young boy. He pursued degrees in math and computer science and has shared this love of math at many levels, including teaching at the college level, coaching elementary math teams, and running a summer math camp. He also has a love of writing and has written a number of plays that have been performed. The Math Kids was born of a desire to combine his interests and exercise both sides of his brain at the same time. Find him on his website or on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the Illustrator:

Shannon O'Toole is a Toronto based illustrator, painter and elementary school teacher. Her playful illustration work is inspired by the unique and humorous characters in her life. Aside from illustrating books for children, Shannon has exhibited her artwork in galleries across Ontario. When she is not drawing, Shannon can be found curled up with her dog, Edgar watching old movies. You can visit her online at or follow her on Instagram @shannonotooleart

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