Do-it-yourself textbook review report card (Checklist)

Gough, John 2009, Do-it-yourself textbook review report card (Checklist), Vinculum, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 12-15.

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Title Do-it-yourself textbook review report card (Checklist)
Author(s) Gough, John
Journal name Vinculum
Volume number 46
Issue number 3
Start page 12
End page 15
Total pages 4 p.
Publisher The Mathematical Association of Victoria
Place of publication Brunswick, Vic.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0157-759X
Summary It is argued that teachers will encounter many changes in teaching approaches and possibly in teaching materials resulting from the development and implementation of the national curriculum. With the new national curriculum, there will be new textbooks which will be 'new' as textbooks, but not necessarily new in mathematical content or instructional approaches. Two critical questions for these textbooks (or any textbooks) are: How good are these textbooks, as textbooks? How well do these textbooks fit whatever the 'new' curriculum is? Other questions to consider are: Is the content 'new' and/or substantial? Is the material 'fair' and representative? Elements of a good textbook are discussed including that it should have good design and provide good definitions, worked examples and counter-examples.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
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