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The Curriculum of the Horace Mann Elementary School--Arithmetic, Geography, History, Music: Arithmetic


by Henry Carr Pearson - 1913

The general tendency in the teaching of elementary mathematics at the present time seems to point first, toward the introduction of problems which have to do with the conditions of life in the sections where the pupils live; second, toward a kind of drill which shall make for greater speed and accuracy in the four fundamental processes; third, toward enlisting a broad-minded and self-dependent attitude in the pupil's approach to problems; and fourth, toward a familiarity with numbers through their daily use in manual arts and games. That thoroughness in mathematics can never be gained by pupils except through interest has been plain for more than a century. So the old mechanical routine drill has gradually been transformed until in the modern schools we find a new and wide awake activity which extends and amplifies in the class room those experiences of the family and social life which have to do with numbers.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 14 Number 2, 1913, p. 3-13
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10186, Date Accessed: 1/26/2020 9:33:13 AM

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