Creating Mathematically Connected Communities

       Textbook Evaluation Resources

General Resources
  • Project 2061 Middle Grades Mathematics Textbooks: A Benchmarks-Based Evaluation - Features textbook evaluations and summary chart.
  • National Grade-Level Implementation Centers
    • Alternatives for Rebuilding Curricula (ARC) - promotes the wide-scale and effective implementation of Standards-based elementary mathematics curricula.
    • The Show-Me Project (National Center for Standards-based Middle Grades Mathematics curricula) - Features summaries of expert recommendations and textbook evaluations.
    • Curricular Options in Mathematics Programs for All Secondary Students (COMPASS) - is a secondary school implementation project funded in part by the Nation Science Foundation. the project focuses on the effective implementation of five comprehensive high school curriculum programs that support the NCTM Standards and were developed with funding from the NSF.
  • The Changing Mathematics Curriculum: An Annotated Bibliography - A list of resources compiled by The K-12 Mathematics Curriculum Center. This bibliography provides resources that address the following topics: "What's Different About These New Curricula?", "Impact Studies", "Professional Development and Teacher Support", and "Implementation Challenges"
  • Mathstar Textbook Evaluation Form - Use as a worksheet for the evaluation database.
  • Math/Science 2006 Pre Conference Session Materials for "Meeting Proficiency and Criteria for Math Instructional Materials Selection" by Claudia Ahlstrom, NM PED Mathematics Consultant.
    • Making Proficiency in Math powerpoint
    • New Mexico Mathematics Standards
    • MC2 Rationale for Program Recommendation and MC2 Mathematics Instructional Materials Evaluation Rubrics visit MC2 website.
    • Articles:
      • Math Curriculm Adoption article by Dr. Cathy Kinzer is a featured article in the Spring 2006 NMCTM newsletter, page3.
      • Improving Mathematics Teaching by James W. Stigler and James Hiebert may be found at the LessonLab website under articles
  • MC2 Mathematics Textbook Evaluation Resources