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School Mathematics Textbook Design and Development Practices in China

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Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Abstract

In this chapter, we present and discuss school mathematics textbook design and development in China, with a special focus on high school mathematics textbooks. Textbook development in China has its own history. This chapter highlights several design guidelines and common development practices used in selecting, presenting, and organizing content in mathematics textbooks over time. With the recent curriculum reform in China, we also discuss some new developments in designing high school mathematics textbooks. The implication of these Chinese practices in textbook development are then discussed in a broad context.

Keywords

China Curriculum reform Mathematics textbook School mathematics Textbook design Textbook development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.People’s Education PressBeijingChina

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