Mystery Math by David A. Adler
A First Book of Algebra

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In this accessible first book of algebra set in a creepy haunted house, readers will learn to find the unknown number of skeletons, ravens, and bats by using simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve equations.
 

About David A. Adler

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David A. Adler was born in New York City. He attended Queen's College in New York City and later, earned an MBA in Marketing from New York University. He writes both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of Cam Jansen mysteries and the Andy Russell titles. His titles has earned him numerous awards including a Sydney Taylor Book Award for his title "The Number on My Grandfather's Arm," "A Picture Book of Jewish Holidays" was named a Notable Book of 1981 by the American Library Association and "Our Golda" was named a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor Book. Edward Miller is the author, illustrator, and designer of The Monster Health Book, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, and The Tooth Book. He lives in New York City.
 
Published June 1, 2012 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Adler, author of the Cam Jansen series, introduces a new easy-reader mystery series with this story about a junior detective named Jeffrey Bones.

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Easy-to-understand mathematical notations guide readers through the solution to each problem, which are originally posed as word problems involving two children, Mandy and Billy, and Igor, the caretaker of a haunted house.

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In an entertaining and effective math primer, two children solve a haunted house's riddles using algebra. The two sides of each equation are balanced. They're equal, Adler explains, before introduci

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Igor, the green-faced caretaker, poses word problems that can be solved using algebraic equations—for example, if Igor saw bats flying around earlier, saw 12 more fly in, and there are 27 bats now, how many were in the house before?

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