I am a mathematics education author. I have written for several textbook publishers (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, ScottForesman/Addison Weseley, Silver Burdett, and Harcourt Brace), and for a few educational resource companies, too (Frank Schaffer, Carson Dellosa, and Creative Teaching Press). Some of you may recognize my name from my book give away posts. I often receive several copies of my book from the publisher and give them away to teachers and home schoolers.
I, too, have taught and I have written materials that I would have loved to use as a teacher. But my perspective is not the only one. I know how tough it is to get some concepts across to students and meet all the other objectives pushed on you. I want to make it easier for teachers. I know I could have used the help myself. But in order to do that, I need to know what you need.
What type of resources have you been looking for lately and haven't been able to find?
What would you like your students' textbook to provide that it doesn't?
If you had the time to create your own materials for your students, what would they be like?
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and respond. If I use your idea either to design a book or within a book I will send you a copy of the book.