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The Measurement of Understanding in Elementary-School Mathematics


by Ben A. Sueltz, Holmes Boynton & Irene Sauble 1946

During the past decade an increasing number of schools have been using the term elementary-school mathematics to replace arithmetic in courses of study and in school reports. This change is no mere whimsey. It is indicative of a corresponding broadening of our vision of the content and function of arithmetic or mathematics in the elementary school. To many school people the word "arithmetic" was synonomous with computation; and arithmetic was merely a tool to be called forth when a need was recognized.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 45, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 47 Number 9, 1946, p. 138-156
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20342, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 1:42:27 PM

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