Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

2014 Edition
| Editors: Stephen Lerman

Mathematics Curriculum Evaluation

  • Iman Osta
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4978-8_168

Definition

Mathematics curriculum evaluation is the process of collecting and analyzing data with the purpose of making decisions about whether to keep, modify, or completely change a mathematics curriculum or some of its components.

Notions and Meanings

Though the definition above provides a sense of what mathematics curriculum evaluation means, the fact is that because of evasive meanings of the terms involved, it is difficult to adopt one agreed-upon definition. Defining mathematics curriculum evaluation draws on the more general concepts of curriculum and curriculum evaluation, taking into consideration the specific characteristics of mathematics as a discipline.

Curriculum

Historically, the term curriculumhas been used in different meanings, including one or more of the following: goals and objectives determining the expectations of learning that are set by policy makers, textbooks used to guide teaching, instructional methods, plan of experiences, and/or actual experiences that...

Keywords

Mathematics curricula Curriculum evaluation Assessment Curriculum coherence Alignment Math standards Mathematical competencies 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lebanese American UniversityBeirutLebanon