There was a post a while back on the Core Knowledge blog about this. You should check out the comments over at Kitchen Table Math's post - not a blog that's usually on my reading list, but they are certainly engaged on this issue...
Home page for the series from Key Curriculum Press. Includes sample chapters.
The weird thing is that it's really a middle of the road series. Usual stuff plus some investigations students can do. Not as different as Core Plus or IMP (both of which I like a lot).
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There was a post a while back on the Core Knowledge blog about this. You should check out the comments over at Kitchen Table Math's post - not a blog that's usually on my reading list, but they are certainly engaged on this issue...
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Home page for the series from Key Curriculum Press. Includes sample chapters.
The weird thing is that it's really a middle of the road series. Usual stuff plus some investigations students can do. Not as different as Core Plus or IMP (both of which I like a lot).
I know, I like using the Discovery series to supplement the books the district has - and taught my daughter Algebra with them.
ReplyDeleteI read Director Harium's blog, though I don't participate. Here is a "math adoption thread" he started four months ago.
ReplyDeleteI think he is on the Board of Education there. You get a sense of the tone. Also, there are archives, going back far enough to be interesting.
Jonathan
You may also be interested in this post about text-book battles in Spokane.
ReplyDeleteThanks for all the links, folks. I guess I have my homework cut out for me now. ;^)
ReplyDeleteOne last link - a school board adopting the 'controversial curriculum.'
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