Maria Miller has written reviews of two of the books in the
Dr. Math series. She writes:

"'Dr. Math Gets You Ready for Algebra' and 'Dr. Math
Explains Algebra' are books meant for pre-algebra and
algebra students, respectively. Both books are written
in a very easy-reading style, with some cartoons in
between. They are not meant to replace your algebra book,
by no means, because they do not contain any exercises.
The Dr. Math books are supplementary to your existing
textbook, but they are great!"

In her review she goes on to explain why she feels that way.

Use Miller's blog as a way to discuss her review:

http://homeschoolmath.blogspot.com/

**
Want to Take Dr. Math with You?
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http://mathforum.org/pubs/dr.mathbooks.html

View the full table of contents of the four books in the Dr. Math series.

**CSMC: Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum**

http://mathcurriculumcenter.org/

The Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum (CSMC) is
an NSF-funded project serving the K-12 educational community
by focusing scholarly inquiry and professional development
around issues of mathematics curriculum.

Major areas of work include understanding the influence
and potential of mathematics curriculum materials, enabling
teacher learning through curriculum material investigation
and implementation, and building capacity for developing,
implementing, and studying the impact of mathematics
curriculum materials.

CSMC resources include:

Literature Database

http://matheddb.missouri.edu/literature.php

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A literature database containing bibliographic information
and abstracts on articles, books, book chapters, and
dissertations related to mathematics curriculum

Textbook Database

http://matheddb.missouri.edu/textbooks.php

A collection of K-12 mathematics textbooks spanning the
period from 1799 (a translation of Euclid's Elements) to
contemporary textbooks used today in schools

State Standards

http://matheddb.missouri.edu/states.php

Links to current online state-level mathematics curriculum
frameworks. This set of documents represents the current
set of curriculum recommendations or mandates from state
departments of education to K-12 school districts

**The Geometry of Algebra - Picciotto**

http://www.picciotto.org/math-ed/cit/cit-2006.html

Henri Picciotto will be teaching a three-day institute at
the Urban School of San Francisco Center for Innovative
Teaching August 13 - 16, 2006. From past Summer Institute
sessions, Picciotto has archived a number of the handouts.

Download the files in PDF format:

http://www.picciotto.org/math-ed/institutes.html

Also linked from the page is the full text of "Algebra:
Themes, Tools, Concepts," by Anita Wah and Henri Picciotto:

http://www.picciotto.org/math-ed/attc/attc.html