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The Teaching of Arithmetic: Review

by David Eugene Smith - 1909

Without taking up the important but rather axiomatic question of reviews from time to time, it seems proper to mention one phase of the matter that is too frequently forgotten. Any one who has ever had much to do with the supervision of the grade work in arithmetic is struck by the general complaint that children are never prepared to enter any particular grade. Every teacher seems to feel that the preceding teacher has imposed a poorly equipped lot of children upon her own grade and that her problem is therefore hopeless. Now if this were only an occasional complaint the supervisor might well be worried, but he soon recognizes it as part of the tradition of the school, and pays little attention to it accordingly. What does it mean, however, and how should we remedy the evil if evil there be?

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 10 Number 1, 1909, p. 35-36
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10014, Date Accessed: 10/16/2019 3:55:10 PM

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