Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! / ¡Misterios cortos que resuelves con matemáticas!
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Now you can solve mysteries in English, Spanish or both! This award-winning title, for ages 10-14, is now available as a bilingual book. Use it to expand your language and math skills at the same time. Each math mystery takes just one minute to read, and challenges a child’s knowledge in essential, age-appropriate math topics.

The need and interest in bilingual education has never been greater, and this book is a powerful tool for helping English Language Learners to see math as approachable, learnable, and solvable--while continuing to improve their English skills. As a parallel reader, this book will help both native Spanish speakers and English speakers on the road to bilingualism.

This book joins the bilingual Science Mysteries book as the second book adopted from the One Minute Mysteries series. This series of entertaining and educational literature-based math and science challenges for kids, is recognized as valuable supplemental resources for schools, extended learning programs, and home education. The bilingual editions make these powerful tools accessible to young students learning the English language.


Eric Yoder is a writer and editor who has been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers, newsletters and online publications on science, government, law, business, sports, and other topics. He has contributed to or edited numerous books, mainly in the areas of employee benefits and financial planning. A reporter at The Washington Post who also does freelance writing and editing, he was a member of the Advisory Committee for Science. He and his wife, Patti, have two daughters: Natalie and Valerie. Eric can be reached at [email protected]

When Natalie Yoder was in elementary school she loved mystery books, so when she was in middle school she wrote the One Minute Mysteries Series with her dad. Always a sports enthusiast, as she got older she participated in gymnastics, field hockey, diving, soccer, and track. In college, her favorite subjects became psychology, science, and photography. Although now she enjoys writing, being with friends and family, and listening to music, she still looks forward to writing more books. She can be reached at [email protected]


"Students often complain about word problems in math class; they will easily get hooked when problems are introduced as a short mystery. The solutions are presented not merely as calculations but rather as a think through of what the protagonist had to consider in solving the mystery...The award-winning authors present real-world situations from middle school students’ frames of reference in a fun format. This text would be a great addition to any middle school math class or even a high school class, particularly for reluctant math or reading students."
—Jeanne Mather, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

"I have used the stories with my grade 9 mathematics class as a bell-ringer activity and as an excellent warm-up to math class. My students were engaged and enjoyed the opportunity to problem solve “outside the box” on real-life problems. I particularly liked that the book allowed my students to work on literacy and numeracy skills in realistic, real-world settings and that my ELL students were able to participate. I recommend it for anyone who wants to bring math in context into his or her classroom."
—Laurissa Werhun, Parkdale Collegiate Institute

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