Michigan Teacher Volume 7

Michigan Teacher Volume 7

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...seem filled to overflowing? I have wished for a universal language in such times. And then to notice the eye kindle and the interest return, as some subject they could comprehcnd was touched, led me to conclude I was upon the wrong road when following the tracks of an author.while teaching a class of children. I think it to be our duty to study this subject well, and not allow the child to--shall I say?---waste hours, days, and perhaps years, poring over something which/in all probability, will never benefit him to any very great extent. Life is too short. The time in which we learn most easily flits past too rapidly to allow of its being uselessly employed. I would have him learn Geography, and thoroughly too, but_not burden the memory with useless facts. The foregoing remarks do not apply with as much force to Arithmetic, but I think we need more thorough teaching in that branch, especially in the foundation department. I think there is a tendency upon the part of teachers, as well as learners, to pass over this branch of mathematics, with about the same object in view that an express train has when it leaves Detroit; namely, to reach the other terminus, It does not condeseend to halt at small places, but rushes by with the speed of the wind. Now, it will never do to put children upon ex press trains through Arithmetic. Often we find students at work in percentage, square and cube root, etc., not able to explain how it is possible for O and 4 to be forty; not able to tell why we point off just three places when reading numbers; not able to explain' why we begin at the right when performing operations in addition, subtraction, and multiplication, and why at the left in division. I might multiply cases of this kind indefinitely.-'...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957148
  • 9781236957146