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 7: Curriculum Alignment in an Era of Standards and High-Stakes Testing. Shannon Dingman (University of Arkansas) examines the extent of consensus across state standards as well as the degree of alignment between state standards and mathematics textbooks for one mathematical topic. This discussion highlights the dilemmas confronting textbook publishers in creating curricular materials, as well as those of teachers in making instructional decisions, and outlines part of the debate concerning the development of common standards for learning mathematics.
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