id: 02307615
dt: j
an: 1995d.02592
au: Chandler, D.G.; Brosnan, P.A.
ti: A comparison between mathematics textbook content and a statewide
mathematics proficiency test.
so: Sch. Sci. Math. 95, No. 3, 118-123 (1995).
py: 1995
pu: Wiley (Wiley-Blackwell), Hoboken, NJ; School Science and Mathematics
Association (SSMA), Stillwater, OK
la: EN
cc: U20
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ci:
li: doi:10.1111/j.1949-8594.1995.tb15743.x
ab: Seven mathematics textbook series used for Grades 1 through 8 in the United
States were examined. Textbook pages were counted as arithmetic,
measurement, geometry, data analysis, or algebra. Percentages of
mathematics textbook content were compared with percentages of
mathematics content on the Ohio Ninth Grade Proficiency Test. Areas of
greatest mismatch were arithmetic, measurement, and algebra. The
overall percentage of arithmetic in the textbook series was about twice
that on the test; the percentage of measurement was less than half that
on the test; and the percentage of algebra was a third or less than
that on the test. Results are also presented by grade level, and
implications for teaching are discussed.
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