Math teachers let needs, not textbooks, drive class

05/10/2007 | Education Week

Setting aside seven-year-old textbooks, some Texas teachers recently switched to an online math curriculum to get a better read on what students know and what needs to be targeted in terms of classroom instruction. "A big push is to get away from instruction being textbook-driven to needs-driven," said Joy H. Philpott, San Marcos High School academic dean.

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