Summer Reading List from a Nerdy Math Teacher

Reading is one of my favorite past times.  During the school year, it’s difficult to do as much as I would like, because teaching.

I have created my “dream” reading list for this summer. Most are about math teaching, a couple about theology & faith, one required by admin, and one just for pleasure.


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – started last summer and never finished!

Theology & Faith:

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind by Mark Noll

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll

Required by Admin (all K-12 Ts are reading this and writing one PBL Unit by August):

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning by John Larmer, John Mergendoller, and Suzie Boss

Math Teaching:

CPM Algebra 2 – piloting this year, correlating to our learning outcomes

CPM PreCalculus – piloting this year, correlating to our learning outcomes

What’s Math Got To do With It by Jo Boaler

Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler

Accessible Mathematics by Steve Leinwand

On Your Mark by Thomas R. Guskey (not math, it’s about grading & reporting)

What are you planning to read this summer? I need more pleasure reading books and would love suggestions.


2 thoughts on “Summer Reading List from a Nerdy Math Teacher

  1. Chip Houston

    Love your blog! Scandal of Evangelical Mind caught my eye. Read quick review on Amazon… Mark Noll asks why the largest single group of religious Americans, who enjoy increasing wealth, status, and political influence, have contributed so little to rigorous intellectual scholarship in North America.” Without reading the book, I would cite Matthew 6:24. “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Maybe American evangelicals are too comfortable in our wealth and therefore, have fallen into the trap of serving false gods; wealth, status, political influence; instead of pursuing God Himself?

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    1. romathio Post author

      Hey Chip – thanks for your comment! I have been wanting to reading Scandal of the Evangelical Mind for years now. Back in undergrad I read a Noll book on Christian History that was fantastic. Agreed about evangelicals being too comfortable. God didn’t promise us happiness or comfort in this life. But in all things, we can give praise to God. Let me know if you want to borrow the book!



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