\input zb-basic \input zb-matheduc \iteman{ZMATH 2014b.00548} \itemau{Mower, Pat} \itemti{Pre-algebra out loud. Learning mathematics through reading and writing activities.} \itemso{Jossey-Bass Teacher. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass (ISBN 978-0-470-53949-1/pbk). xv, 186~p. (2013).} \itemab Pre-algebra out loud'' is the third book in the math out loud" series by the author [Algebra out loud. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass Teacher (2003; ME 2014b.00547); Geometry out loud. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass Teacher (2008; ME 2014b.00469)]. As the subtitle Learning mathematics through reading and writing activities'' suggests the book contains a variety of reading and writing activities and strategies to support students in learning how to summarize, analyze, present, utilize and retain mathematical content. This book is meant for use as a supplement resource in (American) grades 6--8 and contains descriptions of classroom tested activities as well as reproducible worksheets. The book is organized into eight chapters that are considered by the author as the main pre-algebra topics in secondary school: The basic tools of algebra; Exploring infinite sets; Topics in integers; Number theory; Fractions, decimals, and percents; Equations and inequalities; Visualizing algebra by graphing; and Geometry. Each chapter contains two mini-lessons, followed by two to four activities each. The activities are structured similarly by the headings: What? Description; Why? Objectives; and How? Examples. The activities are meant to teach students how to read, think, and write mathematics efficiently, effectively, and accurately.'' (p. xiii) A worksheet often completes the activity. Pre-algebra out loud might be a good resource for teachers who want to enrich their lessons with mathematics teaching methods that go beyond students watching and repeating but instead help students to a deeper understanding of the topic. \itemrv{Miriam L\"uken (Bielefeld)} \itemcc{H13 D43} \itemut{visualizing algebra; teaching methods; infinite sets; integers; number theory; equations and inequalities} \itemli{} \end