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Mathematics Curriculum Evaluation


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.

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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.


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...


  • Mathematics curricula
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum coherence
  • Alignment
  • Math standards
  • Mathematical competencies

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Osta, I. (2014). Mathematics Curriculum Evaluation. In: Lerman, S. (eds) Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education. Springer, Dordrecht.

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