Background:
Six textbook series, CME, CPMP, Disc, 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 63,174 questions have been scored across all series and a total of 86,895 topic codes assigned. Each question was evaluated by two people who met and discussed any discrepancies in their assessments. Results reported here are based on their reconciled scorings. Discussion and images below may not reflect the most recent versions available. Check the dates of the attachments, typically the most uptodate output will be found in seriesTextbooks.zip.
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Applying has such a dominant role in all series, that omiting it from the analysis highlights the distinctions among series more emphatically
The graph below, based on the idea of a Ternary Plot or Composition Plot, provides another way to summarize the three types of Cognitive Behavior: Knowing, Applying, and Reasoning. This presentation:
Beneath the graphic is a narrative highlighting some observations which this presentation makes particularly accessible:
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. The central white tirangle represents compositions with no clear majority. Each colored triangle indicates majority representation of the associated Cognitive Behavior. All textbooks in all series lie in the top triangle, indicating that they devote more than half of their questions to Applying.
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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 
CogBehOther_WordCloud.pdf  r1  manage  235.4 K  20150720  23:07  DickFurnas  Word Clouds for Cognitive Behavior and Other Aspects  
png  CogBehOther_WordCloud.png  r1  manage  143.6 K  20150720  23:07  DickFurnas  Word Clouds for Cognitive Behavior and Other Aspects 
CogBehOther_WordCloudNoA.pdf  r1  manage  204.8 K  20150720  23:09  DickFurnas  Word Clouds for Cognitive Behavior and Other Aspects Applying removed to highlight others  
png  CogBehOther_WordCloudNoA.png  r1  manage  142.7 K  20150720  23:08  DickFurnas  Word Clouds for Cognitive Behavior and Other Aspects Applying removed to highlight others 
CogBeh_PieChart.pdf  r10 r9 r8 r7 r6  manage  16.5 K  20150715  06:50  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150715 [Disc]  
png  CogBeh_PieChart.png  r10 r9 r8 r7 r6  manage  51.9 K  20150715  06:52  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150715 [Disc] 
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  r11 r10 r9 r8 r7  manage  18.5 K  20150715  06:53  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150715 [Disc]  
png  Content_PieChart.png  r13 r12 r11 r10 r9  manage  107.3 K  20150715  06:59  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150715 [Disc] 
Disc_Timeline_Graph.pdf  r1  manage  1541.7 K  20150715  06:49  DickFurnas  New name for Series [Disc] rather than [DA]  
png  Disc_Timeline_Graph.png  r1  manage  185.7 K  20150715  06:48  DickFurnas  New Name for series [Disc] 
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  r9 r8 r7 r6 r5  manage  28.6 K  20150715  06:54  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150715 [Disc]  
png  Other_BarChart.png  r9 r8 r7 r6 r5  manage  63.7 K  20150715  06:54  DickFurnas  Harmonized to 20150715 [Disc] 
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  r13 r12 r11 r10 r9  manage  2308.9 K  20150715  06:32  DickFurnas  The primary data file with all codings. Now includes a sixth series, Discovering (Advanced) Algebra [Disc] 
nb  seriesTextbooks.nb  r3 r2 r1  manage  162.1 K  20150715  07:07  DickFurnas  The Mathematica Notebook used to analyze the seriesTextbooks.ods data file. This notebook contains no output. Place in folder with seriesData.ods and seriesContext.ods to run. 
zip  seriesTextbooks.zip  r15 r14 r13 r12 r11  manage  11477.8 K  20150715  07:07  DickFurnas  zip file of Mathematica notebook output folder. Includes pdf files and html rendition of the notebook 