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Approximate Computation


by Aaron Baker 1937

One of the most neglected topics in the mathematics curriculum of the elementary and secondary schools of this country is approximate computation. Although from time to time recommendations have been made to include it in the elementary and secondary school curricula in mathematics, and although the importance of the notion of "measurement" as a pivotal principle in the study of mathematics has long been recognized by mathematicians as well as by educators, up to the present time little progress has been effected in attempts to make approximate computation a part of the mathematics course in the schools.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 38 Number 8, 1937, p. 712-714
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7688, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 4:08:16 PM

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