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Mathical Book Prize

Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI) and the Children's Book Council (CBC), 2019

Georgia Children's Book Award Nominee, 2009-2010
Bank Street College of Education
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2009

Bank Street College of Education
Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2008
Northern California Book Award Nominee, 2008

Nothern California Independent Booksellers Association, 
Nominee Book of the Year, 2008

Cynsational Best Books of 2008, Cynsations

"An entertaining mystery is interspersed with formulas and graphs and a little hard-earned wisdom.  Good fun for all, and a special treat for those who share Tess’s fascination with figures, facts and formulas." 
                                                                            –Kirkus Reviews  
"Math and fiction? Why the world's gone all higglety-pigglety on us! Up is down! Right is wrong! Math is fun!"

                                                 –School Library Journal 

"Lichtman has seamlessly woven 8th grade algebraic concepts into a spot-on teen narrative focused on 
middle school friendships, trust and betrayal".

    –Northern California Book Reviewers Association

"Another engaging blend of mystery, math, and teen life in the Do The Math series."

"Lichtman offers a winning combination of mystery
(with a delicious hint of danger), coming-of-age, friendship and bullying issues while using math to provide insights into life." 

                                                                  –Buffalo News


Speaking at the Centennial Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Secret, Lies and Algebra: Mathematical fiction in the classroom. 

April 2nd, 2020


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