Best math textbooks?

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We're getting new math textbooks at the high school I teach at. What do you recommend? Any to avoid?

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Stewart for Calculus

For Calc., I like James Stewart.

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CME Project

My current favorites are the CME Project texts. A core theme is built around developing Mathematical Habits of Mind. According to one of the authors, they are well-positioned to respond to the Common Core Standards initiative. If your state is adopting these standards, this could be good news. Pearson-Prentice Hall is the publisher.

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I like the Blitzer Precalc book. It has great problem sets, really good instructions and a good test generator. It has good story problems that you can chose from as well. I've thoroughly enjoyed teaching out of that book.


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