To Use A Textbook, Or Not?

Everyone likes textbooks

Teachers like a textbook because teaching from a text can require less work than other approaches. Many texts provide extra resources such as Chapter Tests, worksheets of extra problems, and project support materials that save time for a teacher. Furthermore, a teacher’s edition of the text can also remind teachers of alternative approaches to a topic, give guidance on sequence and timing, and make it easier to coordinate with other teachers who are teaching the same course.

Parents like a textbook because it shows them what their child has learned and will learn. It also explains the approach being used in greater detail than their child probably can, which is vital when the approach differs from the one the parent learned when they were in school. If a child has questions which the parent cannot readily answer, the parent can use the textbook to help the child figure out the answer.

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