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New Studies in Education: Consumers Uses of Arithmetic


by A. O. Bowden 1929

WHAT and how much arithmetic do adults use aside from their vocations? How much and what arithmetic should be taught in the elementary schools of the nation to meet the adult requirements in the following non-vocational life situations?: 1. Buying at the store, etc. 2. Making change. 3. Reading magazines and newspapers, and non-technical books for information and pleasure and recreation. 4. Writing letters. 5. Making investments of personal savings. 6. Filling out income tax sheets. 7. Traveling. Aside from vocational requirements these situations cover all cases where any arithmetic could be used. The amount of arithmetic used in any one vocation is an easy matter to determine.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 30 Number 8, 1929, p. 820-822
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 5705, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 6:16:33 PM

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