Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 27

Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... years. We have visited schools, from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and carefully studied the methods used, and the results. Each year's observation has strengthened our conviction that about one-half of the time given to the study of arithmetic may be saved. Now, if it be true that about one million years of time can be saved in each school-year, and about one year of the school-life of each child, how to do it is worthy of careful consideration. The usual course of study for the second year is as follows: " Teach pupils to read and write numbers to 100. "Teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, including tables, by means of objects. to 50. "Exercise in adding, subtracting by 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, ' and 6's, to 100. " Exercise in examples in addition, using numbers embracing not more than three laces. P "Roman numerals corresponding with the reading lesson. "Use concrete and abstract numbers." Such exercises will not teach the pupil that which he must know in order to use the nine digits easily, rapidly, and accurately; for he does not see the same sum or difference often enough to remember it, or know it at sight, and he must therefore count, or calculate. Thus he forms the habit of counting for every calculation. All teachers know that a very large part of the time in the study of arithmetic is used in ciphering; that the average pupil calculates slowly, and makes many mistakes, causing his work to be done many times over. We do not claim that there is any royal road, but do claim to be able to show a much shorter and a surer way than that generally followed. Very little need be learned in order to prepare one to use the nine digits 1 more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236886291
  • 9781236886293