Reading & Math Explorers

Integrating Math with Language Arts

The Reading & Math Explorers program is composed of eight curricular units meant to serve as a supplement to an instructor's current K-4 curriculum as well as a companion website currently in development.

These units focus on the inspirational achievements and interests of a diverse set of historical and contemporary figures. Each unit includes a biography and accompanying Language Arts and Mathematics activities that can be inserted into a standard K-4 curriculum at the instructor's discretion. Language Arts activities have been developed to follow the five Reading First key concepts:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics Instruction
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Text Comprehension

The mathematics activities in Reading & Math Explorers mirror the standards set by the National Council of Mathematics Teachers, focusing on:

  • Data Analysis & Statistics
  • Patterns & Functions
  • Geometry
  • Measurement

A Diverse Set of Characters

The Reading & Math Explorers are made up of a diverse selection of historical & contemporary leaders and innovators:

  • Antonia Novello, Doctor
  • Benjamin Franklin, Inventor
  • Booker T Washington, Teacher
  • Zaha Hadid, Architect
  • Sequoya, Educator
  • Lillian Gilbreath, Engineer
  • George Washington Carver, Scientist
  • Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut

The characters are depicted as children, empowering students to recognize the potential for achievement in themselves.

Interested? Want to Know More?

To find out more about participating in this exciting program, you can contact Martha Cyr at 508-831-6709 or

* - Program is still in development and not yet available for public use.

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