Building a methodology for the comparison and evaluation of middle-years mathematics textbooks

Shield, Malcolm J. (2005) Building a methodology for the comparison and evaluation of middle-years mathematics textbooks. In Clarkson, Philip C., Downton, Ann, Groon, Donna, Horn, Marj, McDonough, Andrea, Price, Robyn, et al. (Eds.) Building Connections: Research, Theory and Practice. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. 28th Annual Conference., 7 to 9 July, 2005, RMIT, Melbourne.

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This paper reports on the first stage of the development of a methodology to evaluate mathematics textbooks. The methodology depends on the development of a set of mathematics curriculum principles relevant to the context in which the textbook is used, in this case the state of Queensland and its new years 1 to 10 syllabus. Based on these principles, as well as syllabus content statements and published research, sets of specific curriculum goals are being developed for key topic areas in the curriculum and these goals form the basis for the evaluation of textbooks. The paper reports on the development of the goals and sets of indicators for the topic of ratio and proportion and on a small trial application of the methodology.

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ID Code: 8174
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: mathematics education, textbooks
ISBN: 1920846077 (V1), 1920846085 (V2)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Inc
Copyright Statement: : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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Deposited On: 21 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:42

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