Students read a short story that includes a chart, table, or graph. Next they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the math concept and develop their critical thinking (comprehension) skills. Students can't just scan the story for answers - they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the chart, table, or graph to explain and support their answers.
Stories are age-relevant, high-interest, and show students that math is integral to everyday activities.
Includes general and student introductions, a lesson that explains the concept of evidence, a chart of Topics and Key Ideas to help select activities, and detailed answers.