Selecting Mathematics Instructional Materials: An Annotated Bibliography
Preparation for Selection and Implementation
Many mathematics curriculum leaders begin preparing for the adoption of mathematics instructional materials several months before the selection must occur. For some, it is even a multi-year process. During this preparation phase, curriculum leaders often convene a selection committee and then share information they believe will assist committee members in evaluating materials and in eventually making an selection that best meets the needs of their students and teachers. Information shared and discussed with committees may include such topics as what it means to be Standards-based, various views on the teaching and learning of mathematics, criteria to be used for evaluation, or implications of state and national recommendations. This section includes articles that curriculum leaders may find helpful as they ready themselves and their committee for a mathematics adoption.
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- The learning of mathematics
- The effects of accountability and state standards
- Implications of the NCTM Standards
- Designing selection and evaluation processes
- The role of instructional materials
- Using research to inform your selection
- Leading curricular change