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ERIC Number: EJ793996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Texts as Resources, Not Programs
McNaught, Keith
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v10 n1 p9-11 2005
Australian primary schools are mirroring international trends where textbooks become the pseudo curriculum. Some schools have adopted a publication series, and mandate its use at every year level. However, textbook-dependent mathematics programs are riddled with problems. In this article, the author argues the case against overuse of mathematics texts in classrooms. The author asserts the need for teachers, principals, and schools to challenge the textbook driven mathematics curriculum, and to reposition texts as resources, not programs.
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia