Texts as Resources, Not Programs
Australian primary schools are mirroring international trends where textbooks become the pseudo curriculum. Some schools have adopted a publication series, and mandate its use at every year level. However, textbook-dependent mathematics programs are riddled with problems. In this article, the author argues the case against overuse of mathematics texts in classrooms. The author asserts the need for teachers, principals, and schools to challenge the textbook driven mathematics curriculum, and to reposition texts as resources, not programs.
McNaught, K. (2003). Text as resources, not programs. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 10(1), 9-11.