This study focuses on examining connections between implemented and attained curriculum, as reflected in equation-solving processes in seventh grade according to the new curriculum for teaching mathematics in middle school in Israel. Our focus is twofold: 1) the lessons enacted by teachers who base their lessons on a particular textbook in order to teach their students strategies for solving linear equations, and 2) the extent to which these strategies are reflected in student outcomes. Our findings showed that the implemented curriculum supersedes the intended one in terms of the attained curriculum. Yet we find little evidence of students using the special solving methods designed by their teachers.
- Attained curriculum
- Curriculum ergonomics
- Implemented curriculum
- Linear equations
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