Selecting Mathematics Instructional Materials: An Annotated Bibliography

Implementation of Instructional Materials

Selecting instructional materials that are right for your district takes time and involves careful attention to criteria important to your stakeholders. Choosing materials, however, is only the beginning. It is equally important to be aware of challenges and considerations that accompany the implementation of your mathematics textbook. The articles in this section share the thoughts and experiences of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and researchers—all of whom have been affected by the implementation of materials, especially when they are different from what was previously used in the school or district. Given that the adoption of NSF-funded materials often represents a pedagogical shift for teachers and students, the bulk of the research in this area describes implementation experiences with NSF-funded instructional materials.

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