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ERIC Number: EJ895770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 97
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
One Hundred Years of Elementary School Mathematics in the United States: A Content Analysis and Cognitive Assessment of Textbooks from 1900 to 2000
Baker, David; Knipe, Hilary; Collins, John; Leon, Juan; Cummings, Eric; Blair, Clancy; Gamson, David
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v41 n4 p383-423 Jul 2010
A content analysis of over 28,000 pages from 141 elementary school mathematics textbooks published between 1900 and 2000 shows that widely used mathematics textbooks have changed substantially. Textbooks from the early part of the century were typically narrow in content but presented substantial amounts of advanced arithmetic and also asked students simultaneously to engage with material in effortful and conceptual ways. Implications of these findings are discussed in terms of the historical study of mathematics and curriculum in U.S. schools. (Contains 11 figures and 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A