The Insane Riddle, Code, and Secret Math Book was designed to bring out the inner genius in all of us. Whether simple or hard, riddles immediately engage the mind. This fun process of word play requires the reader to call on prior knowledge, word meaning, and context clues in order to sort out each mental puzzle. This work is a stimulating hook for the brain with adults, and a great educational tool for young learners. What makes this book unique is the addition of codes, ciphers, and mathematics. If the reader wants to know the answer to the riddle, they must take the scrambled numbers, letters, or symbols after the riddle, and decode or decipher them using mathematics. This process is achievable and addictive for anyone ages 7-70+, and is sure to grab the attention of all those who have a curiosity and passion for language arts!
“I think it’s important for kids to be creative through languages, which are basically codes…and to see learning as fun; which it is!”
“Education is about the process of discovery, so the trick is not always providing the answer.”
Riddles date back to the beginnings of recorded history in nearly every culture and religion. Moreover, while its deep literary function has diminished in contemporary time, riddles today still capture the mind and enthusiasm of those who hear them, as the puns and double meanings make for an exciting “answer-quest”. In developing this book of riddles, codes, and ciphers, it was necessary to use the natural hook that “tricks with words” provide for learners, both young and old.
While not necessarily commonplace, the average person can quickly relate to the practice of coding letters to friends, scrambling words for deciphering, playing with puns, and unlocking phrases with multiple meanings. And, in an evolving culture where brain-games continue to pave their way into acceptable pop culture (shout out to Mensa), riddles, codes, and ciphers are a fun entry point for both casual and intentional mental activity.