"Treasure hunts are always exciting, especially when you search together with friends. But, have you ever tried a new type of treasure hunt, called geocaching? Join five friends as they embark on a hightech geocaching adventure, using a handheld GPS device. Along the way, learn how to use coordinate grids to plot data points from a table, label ordered pairs, and name coordinate points on a grid. Applied key concepts include the xaxis, yaxis, xcoordinate, and ycoordinate. Navigate to the next clue by using your knowledge of coordinate grids, and soon you will become a master at this game!"
Gr 5-6-This subset provides an engaging mix of social science, language arts, and math. For example, in Designer Digs readers will get caught up in Anela's school project that requires her to use equations for finding area to create unusual living spaces. Each book begins with a discussion of strategies and provides several methods for solving the posed problem. Student engagement is encouraged with leading questions. Additional sections include a "Discover Activity" and an informational text section that connects the math discussion to science, history, or art. Photos, maps, illustrations, charts, and diagrams aid in comprehension. Each book ends with a "What Comes Next" page that gives ideas for expanding on the concepts learned and an "Additional Notes" section that provides answers to the various problems. These volumes are not contrived collections of math activities; readers will believe the math is part of the story. This casual and creative approach will be especially helpful to reluctant math students. Overall, a comprehensive set of CCSS resources. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.