William H. Schmidt

William H. Schmidt, University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and co-director of the Education Policy Center, co-director of the US China Center for Research and co-director of the NSF PROM/SE project describes challenges and benefits of creating a coherent mathematics curriculum.

The Rationale for Focusing on Mathematical Coherence

Developing a Deeper Understanding of Mathematical Topics

Issues of Coherence in K-12 Mathematics

Additional Issues of Coherence in High School Mathematics

The Importance of Algebra in the High School Mathematics Curriculum

Detriments to Micro and Macro Coherence

The Role of Coherence in Equitable Instruction

The Need for Coherent Standards

Lack of Coherence in Textbooks