Crimes and mathdemeanors

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A.K. Peters, 2007 - Fiction - 196 pages
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A collection of short detective stories, providing an exciting new challenge for young adults who have graduated beyond the ever-popular Encyclopedia Brown mysteries series, and are interested in applying high school level mathematics and physics to solve problems. The main character, Ravi, is a 14-year-old math genius who helps the local police solve cases. Each chapter is a detective story with a mathematical puzzle at its core that Ravi is able to solve; the author invites the reader to solve the case on his or her own and then explains the mathematics used to find the solution to the puzzle.

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Another for the math extra credit project. Sort of similar to Encyclopedia Brown short stories, but also based on math. However, the math involved is very high level. Stories are cute. Read full review

Review: Crimes and Mathdemeanors

User Review  - Goodreads

Another for the math extra credit project. Sort of similar to Encyclopedia Brown short stories, but also based on math. However, the math involved is very high level. Stories are cute. Read full review

Contents

The Watermelon Swindle
21
Basketball Intrigue
39
The Moon Rock
55
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Leith Hathout, an accomplished young mathematician and a mystery enthusiast, is a high school student in California. He began participating in national mathematics competitions at the age of 9, eventually winning several awards at the national level and achieving a perfect score on the California Math League exam.Outside of his studies, he excels at playing SET and is a nationally ranked foil fencer.

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