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Topic: Are any 200-page textbooks being produced?
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Robert Hansen

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Re: Are any 200-page textbooks being produced?
Posted: Sep 11, 2013 12:40 PM
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On Sep 11, 2013, at 7:53 AM, Domenico Rosa <DRosa@post.edu> wrote:

> The 7/20/2012 Report "K-8 Publishers' Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" is available at:
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> http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K-8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf
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> The following is on Page 19:
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> "(For paper-based materials.) A textbook that is focused is short. For example, by design Japanese textbooks have less than one page per lesson. Elementary textbooks should be less than 200 pages, middle and secondary less than 500 pages."
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> Does anyone know if any such books are being produced?
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> In my opinion, short, focused textbooks are absolutely essential in order to stem the continuing pseudo-education of American students.


If textbooks were that short then all they would have is pictures. Unless, {gasp}, you are suggesting that we drop the pictures.

Bob Hansen

PS: Joe, I don't mean *those* pictures, I mean, like, photographs.:)



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