The **Functions **section of Exploring Math through Literature contains 9
articles from NCTM’s *Teaching Children
Mathematics* and *Mathematics Teaching
in the Middle School, *along with downloadable lesson plans and activity
sheets.

For all of these articles, at least one of the lesson plans is related to specific standards within the Functions domain of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Most of the lesson plans are also related to one or more other CCSSM domains.

Each lesson plan provides a suggested grade band for that particular lesson, such as “Grades 6–7” or “Grade 8.” Teachers are encouraged, however, to explore the mathematical topics within the lesson, the tasks in any accompanying activity, and the particular works of children’s literature the lesson engages with in order to determine which articles and lessons are the best fit for their students.