Jeanette Stein, on the difference between textbooks in the pre- and post-CCSS era:
I have been able to look at the differences between the textbooks that our district bought and the CCSS textbooks by the same publisher. The only difference, other than "Common Core" stamped all over the cover, is that every time it used to say "Application" it now says "Common Core." They did not even fix some of the typos that were there from five years ago.
If anyone wants to send me a scan of a page pre- and post-CCSS makeover, I'd be obliged: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Feb 29. Here's a winner authored by Larson, via Greg Schwanbeck.
2012 Mar 05. Strong work published by Pearson, via Mark Watkins.