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Published Activities

All activities published on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Accessing Activities

Published activities on SMART Books can be accessed through Search, Book List or Recently Published.

Search Page

With Search, you can select a combination of book title and author, grade, and math and ELA standard to get a list of activities meeting the selected criteria. To see all SMART Books activities, just click Search with no criteria selected.

Book List

Book List allows you to browse the books used in SMART Books activities along with a list of the activities for each book.

Recently Published Activities

The six most recently published activities are displayed on the SMART Books home page. Just click on one of the boxes to see the complete activity.

About SMART Books

SMART Books, Supporting Mathematics and Reading Through Books, began as a project at Kansas State University. Those early efforts were built upon during the SMART Books Institute (Link to Good News article) where Kentucky educators were encouraged to explore the incorporation of high quality literature into mathematics instruction.

The resulting website provides a repository of classroom activities that blend mathematics with literature. Contributors can submit activities for students from preschool to high school. The submitted activities are reviewed and edited before being published on the site.

Being a SMART Books Contributor

A SMART Books contributor can be anyone with an an idea for incorporating literature and mathematics together in a lesson.

To submit an activity, a contributor needs to request a login to the SMART Books application by sending an email to

Once the login is received and password set, the contributor can then enter their activity. The activity information includes:

  • the title of the activity,
  • the title and author of the book,
  • identification of the math and ELA standards involved,
  • materials and resources required, and
  • step-by-step instructions for performing the activity.

Once submitted, the activity becomes the property of of the Kentucky Center for Mathematics and can be modified based upon the suggestions of the SMART Books review panel without the contributor's permission. If published, the lesson will be shared in agreement with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.