The book has five major themes:
- Number crunching and pattern recognition;
- Student programming;
- Social issues and data analysis;
- Simulations and educational games;
- Concept demonstration and exploration using a visual approach.
The format has questions, data, and directions for students in blackline master worksheets. Units include: Exploring data analysis, pre-algebra, probability, fractions, decimals and percents, geometry, and measurement. Many lessons contain games with mathematical qualities, short programs for student use and refinement as they explore topics such as factors and primes. Selected answers included.