Interesting, illustrated Adventure Stories appear throughout the curriculum to introduce and highlight mathematical concepts in Grades 1–5. These stories often use mathematics in real-world contexts that cannot be created for students in the classroom. For example, one story is about a scientist trying to figure out how many bats there are in a cave. The mathematical classroom activity replicates the story (with beans instead of bats) and students use fractions, data, and proportional reasoning to determine how many bats there are in all. The stories are designed to captivate students’ interest and imaginations in a thought-provoking, entertaining medium students do not typically associate with learning mathematics while illuminating real-world (and some silly) mathematical contexts. Learn more about Math Content in Adventure Stories.