NSF Grant etc.
Data are now consolidated with each series in a separate sheet within a single
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Five textbook series, CME, CPMP, Glencoe, IMP, and UCSMP have been examined, scoring each and every question for the mathematical concepts involved as well as the "Cognitive Behavior" required to address the question in the context in which it appears in the textbook. A total of 52,767 questions have been scored, each by two people who met and discussed any discrepancies in their assessments.
The graph below addresses how to summarize the three types of Cognitive Behavior: Knowing, Applying, and Reasoning. The three corners of the plot represent each of the Cognitive Behaviors: Knowing, Applying, and Reasoning. Each side of the triangle represents 0% for the opposite corner and the corner itself is 100% for that feature. To help characterize the triangle in terms of the more familiar pie charts, the background of small pie charts shows the underlying "Landscape" of how the triangle portrays the proportions. It also allows you to read off approximate values for a position in the chart since there is a row for each 10% change in proportion. There is also a pie in the center of the triangle, representing equal proportions for all three.
Here is a narrative highlighting some observations which this presentation makes particularly accessible:
Each textbook series is represented in the plot by a pie chart with its position consolidating across all texts as well as one for each of the up to three volumes in the series, represented by .1, .2, .3 in the label. From the plot, showing 17 pie charts, their location on the plot shows, for example, that CPMP consistently involves more reasoning and that the "orbit" of the series starts with a comparative emphasis on reasoning, shifting towards knowing in year 2 and then moving to applying in year 3. Glencoe and UCSMP have very little reasoning and move from knowing to applying from book 1 to book 2. CME, in contrast, moves away from applying and knowing towards more reasoning in going from year 1 to year two. All textbooks in all series devote more than half of their questions to Applying.
I  Attachment  History  Action  Size  Date  Who  Comment 

CME_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r3 r2 r1  manage  1732.8 K  20150714  16:39  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  CME_Timeline_Graph.png  r4 r3 r2 r1  manage  150.8 K  20150714  16:40  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
CPMP_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r6 r5 r4 r3 r2  manage  1150.4 K  20150714  16:41  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  CPMP_Timeline_Graph.png  r6 r5 r4 r3 r2  manage  167.5 K  20150714  16:41  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
CogBeh_PieChart.pdf  r9 r8 r7 r6 r5  manage  16.3 K  20150714  16:42  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  CogBeh_PieChart.png  r9 r8 r7 r6 r5  manage  51.6 K  20150714  16:43  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
Content_Legend_PieChart.pdf  r14 r13 r12 r11 r10  manage  32.7 K  20150714  16:43  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  Content_Legend_PieChart.png  r13 r12 r11 r10 r9  manage  106.2 K  20150714  16:44  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
Content_PieChart.pdf  r10 r9 r8 r7 r6  manage  18.3 K  20150714  16:44  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  Content_PieChart.png  r11 r10 r9 r8 r7  manage  107.0 K  20150714  16:45  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
DA_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r1  manage  1541.7 K  20150714  16:45  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  DA_Timeline_Graph.png  r1  manage  185.4 K  20150714  16:46  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
Glencoe_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r4 r3 r2 r1  manage  2122.3 K  20150714  16:49  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  Glencoe_Timeline_Graph.png  r4 r3 r2 r1  manage  168.0 K  20150714  16:49  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
IMP_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r6 r5 r4 r3 r2  manage  298.3 K  20150714  16:50  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  IMP_Timeline_Graph.png  r7 r6 r5 r4 r3  manage  114.2 K  20150714  16:50  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
Other_BarChart.pdf  r8 r7 r6 r5 r4  manage  28.4 K  20150714  16:51  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  Other_BarChart.png  r8 r7 r6 r5 r4  manage  63.4 K  20150714  16:51  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
png  TernaryPlotPies.png  r3 r2 r1  manage  75.9 K  20140212  16:56  DickFurnas  
UCSMP_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r6 r5 r4 r3 r2  manage  1657.8 K  20150714  16:52  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714  
png  UCSMP_Timeline_Graph.png  r7 r6 r5 r4 r3  manage  189.4 K  20150714  16:52  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150714 
ods  seriesContext.ods  r1  manage  72.5 K  20150714  16:00  DickFurnas  The seriesContext.ods file contains context information along with valid codes and various "handles" for them. 
ods  seriesData.ods  r12 r11 r10 r9 r8  manage  2307.8 K  20150710  05:04  DickFurnas  Now includes a sixth series, Discovering Algebra (DA) also deletes duplicate rows in CME per MH 
nb  seriesTextbooks.nb  r2 r1  manage  162.0 K  20150714  16:37  DickFurnas  The seriesTextbooks Mathematica Notebook. This file contains no output. Place in folder with seriesData.ods and seriesContext.ods to run. 
zip  seriesTextbooks.zip  r13 r12 r11 r10 r9  manage  11467.8 K  20150714  16:34  DickFurnas  zip file of Mathematica notebook output folder 