Tokyo Shoseki's Mathematics International - the English version of the most popular mathematics textbook series currently being used in Japan - is now available for grades 1-9 as a pdf download through Global Education Resources Japanese textbooks were used as a resource in drafting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. By studying these books, you will get a better idea of the intent of the Common Core. Also, since these textbooks were designed with lesson study in mind, they are an invaluable resource for lesson study groups and other professional learning communities. A flyer is attached with details.

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