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Giveaway: One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With MATH!

[ Update: 10/25/10: Lance Hilfman has been selected as the winner of the book. If you were one of the 20 people to comment on this post you can get two books for the price of one on the purchase of up to four books. ]

Science, Naturally! is giving away a copy of "65 Short Mysteries You Solve With MATH!" to one lucky person in the U.S. This is a great book for kids that I reviewed some months ago.

To be in the running for this book, leave a comment (with your email in the comment form) telling why you'd like the book. When I get 20 comments I'll close comments for this post, I'll have Random.org pick a random comment, I'll pass your email address to the publisher, and they'll ship you the book. Remember, you must be in the U.S.

Good luck.

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  1. Even though I teach high school math, I do have some lower level classes, in which the students find math to be a drag. I could see how the use of this book might give some of these students a different perspective on math, as it becomes more of a game to them, instead of pointless numbers and letters.

  2. I’d love to use it in my class!

  3. I have a son that loves both mysteries *and* math and would love to introduce this book to him. 🙂

  4. I would love to see this book and possibly use it in my class!

  5. I am learning how to Differentiate Instruction in my classroom and this book would be ideal for Anchor Activities. My students would grow “exponentially” if this were their “prime” source of “add”itional math, because we all know that math is the language of the universe…..

  6. I’d love to use this with my children whom I homeschool.

  7. I too am trying to differentiate instruction in my classroom. Ahh, never mind, I have NEVER won a drawing – I’m going to Amazon to order the book now.

  8. I’m always looking for “fun” books to supplement my curriculum and this looks like one my students would love.

  9. Why not?

  10. Any extra tool to get the students interested in doing math that I can have in my possession is a great help.

  11. Ah like most others I am a HS math teacher and I’m always looking into new books to help me teach.

  12. I’m a math teacher and I’d like this both for my students and my kids at home.

  13. Hi,

    I am a Science teacher at an Alternative Academy, and finding ways to provide hands-on activities for my students is QUITE a challenge. I am hoping to be able to tie in math for some of the stimulation I am otherwise unable to provide my students. I am also preparing lessons to co-teach with the Math instructor here, and I’m sure this book would be a handy and most helpful tool. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  14. I would love to explore this new set of math challenges with my middle school students. I work at a school that allows me to construct the math curriculum freely so I’m always looking for more resources!

  15. Hi,
    I teach Elementary Education Math at a community college.
    I love to bring a great variety of experiences into our classroom. Many of my students discover in this class that not only do they “like” math but, that they can do math!
    It would be exciting to bring in these math mysteries!

  16. I work with a grades varying from k-5. I am always looking for ways to make math fun and exciting for all students! These would be a great way to start off math groups!

  17. I would love to use this book in by grade 6 math class. My students need to be motivated with fun activities to boost their mathematical esteem.

  18. It’d love a copy!

  19. This appears to be right up our alley….it would be a lovely addition to our homeschool world.

  20. As a Middle School Math teacher with a background in theatre (and someone who writes, produces and directs murder mysteries) I would love a copy of your book as it will help me differentiate instruction for my classes which include low functioning to gifted and talented students!

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