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Night of the Paranormal Patterns (2014)
Robert Black
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A young adult novel that uses the fantasy adventure genre to introduce pre-algebra concepts. The protagonist, a seventh grader named Lennie, has been chosen as the "pattern finder" for werewolves, vampires and ghosts. As such, she must solve mathematical word problems of a supernatural nature.

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According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Night of the Frightening Fractions by Robert Black
  2. Harvey Plotter and the Circle of Irrationality by Nathan Carter / Dan Kalman
  3. The Magic Two-Horn by Sergey Pavlovich Bobrov
  4. The Number Devil (Der Zahlenteufel) by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
  5. Three Days in Karlikania by Vladimir Levshin
  6. Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
  7. Quaternia by Tom Petsinis
  8. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
  9. Little Zero the Seafarer [Captain One's frigate] by Vladimir Levshin
  10. Jayden's Rescue by Vladimir Tumanov
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Categories:
GenreFantasy, Didactic, Children's Literature,
MotifFemale Mathematicians,
TopicAlgebra/Arithmetic/Number Theory, Real Mathematics,
MediumNovels,

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