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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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GenreFantasy, Didactic, Young Adult,
MotifFemale Mathematicians,
TopicAlgebra/Arithmetic/Number Theory, Real Mathematics,

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