The Measurement of Understanding in Elementary-School Mathematics
by Ben A. Sueltz, Holmes Boynton & Irene Sauble - 1946
During the past decade an increasing number of schools have been using the term elementary-school mathematics to replace arithmetic in courses of study and in school reports. This change is no mere whimsey. It is indicative of a corresponding broadening of our vision of the content and function of arithmetic or mathematics in the elementary school. To many school people the word "arithmetic" was synonomous with computation; and arithmetic was merely a tool to be called forth when a need was recognized.
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