Reviews for 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math!

Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 October
A father and daughter team wrote this book with real world scenarios that require problem solving skills, math skills, and some creative thought. The clearly stated purpose of this book is met by both its content and structure. Each scenario is one page, and the solution is discussed on the following page. The logical progression of ideas encourages critical thinking and success. A reader can approach the scenes with an inquisitive mind and work to solve the questions. The mysteries themselves are basic life problems such as how many boxes of floor tiles to buy or figuring how much pizza to buy after swim practice. When students can see the purpose of math skills, they will learn to use them. The Yoders have provided a tool that could be used by an individual student or in the classroom. Recommended. Lisa Hunt, NBCT Elementary Library Media Specialist, Apple Creek Elementary, Moore, Oklahoma ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 January

Gr 3-6--Short brain teasers in story form demand logical thinking and the use of math to solve a mystery. Each selection is written on one page with the solution and a black-and-white illustration on the back. The problems vary in the level of math ability required to solve them. Teachers or parents could use this collection as brainstorming ideas or time fillers when something quick is needed to bring kids to focus on something together. The selections would be best read aloud. Settings include home, the outdoors, sports fields, and camp.--Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI

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