I need your help! I am the Mathematics Curriculum Leader of the Huntingdon Area Middle School. We are about to experiment in our building with regards to reading in the content area. We will need to develop 45 day's worth of material for students of grades 6-8. Do any of you folks have any experience in this area? I am considering using a short piece of mathematical literature, but have few ideas as to what is available. Isaac Assimov's The Realm of Numbers comes to mind, but it's VERY dated, and probably out of print. I wwould appreciate any suggestions you may have. Keep in mind this is for the average (if there is such a thing) student. Our gifted students will be working on their own projects, and our remedial kids will be receiving developmental reading. If you don't want to post to the list, please e-mail me in private.
Michael Simpson Huntingdon Area Middle school 2500 Cassady Avenue Huntingdon, PA 16652