The Mathematics Teacher Volume 10

The Mathematics Teacher Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...appear, though the statement requires substantiation, that at present an excessive amount of time is devoted in grammar schools to relatively simple arithmetical operations, and that the purposes of thorough drill are defeated through excessive iteration. Arithmetic has changed from a hard subject into a tiresome one. Accuracy, the universal demand of employers and others, can be inculcated to some extent by continued drill and repetition. But it is also functioned by discipline, and it may well be questioned whether the decreased content, with consequent repetitions, of grammar school arithmetic has not come about as a result of the relaxed intellectual discipline which follows naturally from the application of development methods" in primary education. ' The junior high-school course of two or three years, so arranged as to include the customary first year of algebra, will meet this situation, provided some method is devised by grammar-school authorities for improvement in accuracy in the first six grades. If this is well done, the seventh, eighth, and ninth years should be devoted to generalized mathematics, and should include the principles of arithmetic, symbolic form of expression, informal" geometry, elementary equations and problems, and a wide field of applications. The junior high-school mathematical course should be a unit in itself. Probably it will not be practicable to crowd into it matter which is now given in the last three years of the high-school course. It offers no place for Euclidean method. Theorems and corollaries should be taboo. Much that is now presented in first-year algebra " may of necessity be postponed to the senior high school, or omitted entirely. But the way is open in more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587340
  • 9781236587343