• This tool should be used after reviewing mathematics curriculum materials using Tool 1 (Content Analysis) and Tool 2 (Mathematical Practices Analysis).  After reviewing the curriculum materials carefully, answer the questions below reflecting important overaching considerations with regard to the materials.  Overarching considerations are those that support the teaching of Mathematics Core Content and Practices.  Equity:  NCTM (1991) calls for teachers to build on how students' linguistic, ethnic, racial, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds influence their learning; to help students to become aware of the role of mathematics insociety and culture; to expose students to the contributions of various cultures to the advancement of mathematics; and to show students how mathematics; and to show students how mathematics relates to other subjects; and to provide students with opportunitities to apply mathematics to authentic contexts. CCSSM also notes that, "The Standards should be read as allowintg for the widest possible range of students to participate fully from the outset, along with appropriate accomodations to ensure maximum participation of students with special needs." Formative Assessment is a critical part of classroom instruction, and curriculum materials can provide a variety of levels of support with regard to information to teachers about student learning.  Finally, the increasing availability of technology offers opportunities to use technology mindfully in ways that enable students to explore and deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts.