Do you use one of the lowest-rated math textbooks? Chances are pretty good that you do. Do you often borrow materials from other teachers or try to create your own because the supplied textbooks are just not good enough? Again, you probably do.
That’s according to a new study done by ClassroomWindow and their new Teacher-View Surveys. Basically, ClassroomWindow asked hundreds of teachers to weigh in on the current state of math textbooks.
They then turned that data into an easy-to-read infographic that pretty much every teacher should print out and share on the closest bulletin board.
Some quick takeaways from the survey:
- About half (49%) of teachers surveyed believe their textbooks are ineffective for English Language Learners.
- Nearly all (89%) of K-8 math teachers say they need to supplement their text with additional materials because they’re so inadequate.
- The most widely used textbook is also the lowest rated.
- 4 out of 5 (82%) teachers feel compelled to create their own / borrow materials from other teachers.
If you’re a teacher and want to participate in ClassroomWindow’s math textbook survey, click here.
Want to download the below infographic so you can print it out? Click here for the PDF version.