This PDF file presents a chapter of Mathematics Curriculum: Issues, Trends, and Future Directions (72nd Yearbook) in a downloadable file that preserves the design and layout of the book while allowing users to search and print selected pages.
Chapter 5: Reflections on Five Decades of Curriculum Controversies. Stephen Willoughby (University of Arizona) offers a historical perspective on how different views of teaching and learning have affected the mathematics curriculum. As an experienced textbook author, he gives an insider’s perspective of the way that many mathematics textbooks are developed. Knowing some history helps us better understand current debates and discussions evolving around the changing mathematics curriculum.
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