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ERIC Number: EJ793289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
A Comparative Analysis of Third-Grade Mathematics Textbooks before and after the 2000 NCTM Standards
Jitendra, Asha K.; Deatline-Buchman, Andria; Sczesniak, Edward
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v30 n2 p47-62 2005
We previously conducted a curriculum analysis of third-grade mathematics textbooks aimed at investigating the extent to which teaching the recommended methods for problem solving adhered to the 2000 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards and instructional design criteria. In this article, we extend the previous findings by comparing the teaching of problem solving presented in the same textbooks published after the 2000 NCTM Standards to that in older editions published before the Standards were in effect. Results indicated that the changes in textbooks varied with regard to meeting the different Standards. However, results for instructional design criteria indicated more consistent changes, favoring the textbook series published after 2000. Additional findings and implications for practice are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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