Most math textbooks get a failing grade

A new study offers a ‘dismal picture’ of math textbooks across the globe.
The research has serious implications for the next generation of learners.
Among the findings, the researchers discovered that student ‘opportunities to learn and develop mathematics literacy are so few as to almost be nonexistent’ in eighth grade textbooks.
Moreover, what is given to them in traditional word problems are little more than numbers surrounded by words.
‘The world has failed in terms of providing teachers with the textbooks they need in order to better develop students’ quantitative literacy, mathematical reasoning, and to help them learn to solve demanding, real-world problems,’ says William H.