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Mathematics in the Training for Citizenship


by David Eugene Smith - 1917

The problem which has been assigned to me this afternoon is to set forth the features to be kept in mind in the teaching of mathematics for citizenship. I have to consider in a brief space of time what there is in mathematics that the working man needs and what of this science the woman requires in directing the education of her children and in managing her home; how mathematics trains the mind and how its poetry affects human life; what potency the subject has in the uplift of the soul of you and of me; how it has linked itself with all humanity in all times; and how we should go about to make all this real in our everyday teaching.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 18 Number 3, 1917, p. 211-225
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3448, Date Accessed: 10/20/2019 11:29:28 PM

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