# Curriculum Resources and Textbooks in Mathematics Education

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**DOI:**https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4978-8_40

## Definition of Curriculum Resources

We define mathematics curriculum resources as all the resources that are developed and used by teachers and pupils in their interaction with mathematics in/for teaching and learning, inside and outside the classroom. Curriculum resources would thus include the following:

Text resources, such as textbooks, teacher curricular guidelines, websites, student sheets, and syllabi

Other material resources, such as manipulatives and calculators

ICT-based resources, such as computer software

Mathematics curriculum resources, and in particular textbooks, are an important part of the environment in which teachers and students work (Haggarty and Pepin 2002). Students spend much of their time in classrooms working with and exposed to prepared resources, such as textbooks, worksheets, and computer software. Teachers often rely on curriculum materials and textbooks in their day-to-day teaching, when they decide what to teach, how to teach it, and when they choose...

## Keywords

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