With the recent emphasis on improving American students’ mathematics
abilities, many textbooks have been created each purporting that its
instructional approach will most significantly advance the skills of
learners. In this assignment, you will review mathematics textbooks and
their instructional approaches.
1) Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
a) Review the resource document "Publisher Contact Information."
This will provide you with links to the websites of several publishers
where you can research currently available math textbooks.
b) This assignment uses a grading rubric.
c) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found
in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.
2) Select three currently available mathematics textbooks to review.
All three should be intended for use at the same grade level.
3) In a paper of 1,250-1,500 words, evaluate the textbooks and the
related approaches to teaching mathematics. Include a full APA-format
citation and grade-level information for each textbook evaluated. Your
evaluation should provide the following:
a) A description of the strengths and weaknesses of each textbook.
b) A critique of the instructional approach of each textbook.
c) A rationale for selecting one of these textbooks over the others.