Training of Teachers of Elementary and Secondary Mathematics; The American Report

Training of Teachers of Elementary and Secondary Mathematics; The American Report

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...a part of the college curriculum and adapt them to the comprehension of high-school pupils. Abstract discussion was to be replaced by means for practical drill; the teacher, rather than the mathematical scholar, was the arbiter in choosing books. At first he rejected books like Hill's and Sherwin's, which were actually better adapted to his classes, for those which had been familiar to him in his own work in college. From those the progress was gradual. Ten years ago a prospectus of the two books last referred to would have seemed quite up to date. RECENT PROGRESS. The last 10 years.--In the last 10 years changes in the details of high-school mathematics have been radical and rapid.1 They are largely the result of the active interest taken in the work of highschool teachers by university professors, and of the conference between high-school men of different localities. Both of these influences have made themselves felt through teachers' associations. So far as the changes and tendencies referred to have actually begun to affect teaching, they appear in recently published textbooks in good use. For this reason the committee has examined some thirty of the recent high-school books on algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and presents the results of that examination here. The order of topics.--In almost all these books geometry is supposed to follow a year's work in algebra, though there are one or two books, whose success is still not completely assured, which essay a combination of the two subjects. A combination (or "blending") of plane and solid geometry does not seem to have been seriously attempted. In algebra the order of topics is only slightly varied from the following: 1. Introduction, negative numbers, etc. 2. "The more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236514097