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The Teaching of Arithmetic: The Work of the First School Year


by David Eugene Smith - 1909

The first question that naturally arises in connection with the arithmetic of the first grade is as to whether or not the subject has any place there at all. For several years past there has been in this country, a propaganda in favor of excluding it as a topic from the first grade and even from the second. Like all such efforts, the history of which is not generally known, the very novelty of the suggestion, to many teachers, is sufficient to create a following. It is well to consider briefly the reasons for and against such a suggestion, and to attempt to weigh these reasons fairly before attempting any decision.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 10 Number 1, 1909, p. 60-68
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10018, Date Accessed: 10/17/2019 9:04:26 AM

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