Mystery Math

Mystery Math

A First Book of Algebra

Book - 2011
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Adler uses a mystery concept to introduce algebraic equations and problem solving
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780823425488
9780823422890
Branch Call Number: JUV 512 Adler 2011
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, Edward 1964-- Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Oct 29, 2012

There’s a creepy haunted house with a math mystery behind every door. How many bats are in the haunted house? How many skeletons? How many cats? When Mandy and Billy discover the haunted house, they are quickly able to answer these questions by learning and applying some simple, well-explained algebra rules, with some helpful tips from “Igor,” the caretaker.
Soon they know how many bats, cats, and skeletons are in every room, and how many ravens are sitting on the hydro wires outside the house. By following the same basic algebra rules using simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, readers can also discover the answers to the math mysteries in the haunted house.
They’ll discover how useful – and easy – algebra can be, and that solving math mysteries really isn’t scary at all … it’s fun! Colourful illustrations by artist Edward Miller and large-print text are used to explain algebra principles in a light-hearted way in this Halloween-themed picture book, making it an inviting book for elementary students who may be intimidated by math.
The attractive collage-style illustrations feature friendly-looking cats and jack-o-lanterns and skeletons with silly expressions. A hands-on project (making a balance scale) is included at the back of the book to reinforce the algebra principles for readers in a fun, practical way.
David A. Adler is the author of many children’s books, both non-fiction and fiction, including other math concept books such as “Working with Fractions,” “Fractions, Decimals and Percents” and “Time Zones”.

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