"Extension activities in tested strands are plentiful in this excellent resource. Each section includes a book summaries,
objectives, activity sheets, and brain-twisting challenges. Students expand on mastered knowledge and connect to literature, their families, and their world. I see this as an outstanding resource for Pre-Algebra/Algebra classes."
"This resource provides middle school teachers and library media specialists with alternative text sources and activities to support the development of mathematics as well as reading skills. Section I introduces three types of texts: informational trade book, literature, and environmental print (such as lottery tickets, credit card solicitations, directions, and nutritional information). For each text type, the authors provide annotated bibliographies and lists of potential resources. Also provided in Section I are lists of materials and supplies for activities. In Section II, ideas, strategies, activities, detailed lesson plans, and reproducible student worksheets using these texts are given for each of the content standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Subjects taught and illustrated include numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis. An appendix lists current mathematical picture books. Wallace teaches adolescent education at Kennesaw State University. Shivertaker is a middle school teacher."
"Library media and technology specialists for grades K-12 receive a fine survey showing how to use all kinds of texts to help students learn mathematical concepts. From informational trade books and literature to learning numbers, geometry, algebra, and data analysis, chapters survey the available literature and offer annotated biblographies to help in classroom text selection and activities. Education and librarian collections will find this an excellent pick."