As reform recommendations collide with traditional practices, the questions on the minds of many interested teachers and parents are these: Should we really adopt this new textbook series? Should we change the way we teach? What mathematics should students really be learning? It would be nice if research could give clear and simple answers to these kinds of “should” questions, but it does not and it cannot.
James Hiebert interested in improving the quality of teaching and learning mathematics in school classrooms.