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Arithmetic in the Elementary-School Curriculum

by Ernest Horn - 1951

This chapter does not deal primarily with the place of arithmetic as assessed by its life values but with its place and relationships in the total curriculum of the elementary school. The many unmistakable contributions of arithmetic to life have been convincingly portrayed in various yearbooks of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. It will be apparent, as the discussion in this chapter proceeds, that the writer suspects that the proponents of the organized course of instruction in arithmetic have been too modest and limited, rather than too extravagant and comprehensive, in their claims.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 50, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 52 Number 10, 1951, p. 6-21
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20155, Date Accessed: 8/15/2020 5:15:38 AM

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  • Ernest Horn
    State University of Iowa
    ERNEST HORN is a Professor of Education and the Director of the University Elementary School at the State University of Iowa.
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