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Experimental Course Report/Grade Nine.
Davis, Robert B.
Described is the development of an approach to the algebra of real numbers which includes three areas of mathematics not commonly found in grade 9--the theory of limits of infinite sequences, a frequent use of Cartesian co-ordinates, and algebra of matrices. Seventy per cent of the course is abstract axiomatic algebra and the remaining portion includes intuitive mathematics. The segment of the course, which is based on intuition, includes a brief consideration of problems of measurement and scientific model building in an actual laboratory situation. Considered are engineering drawing and descriptive geometry, empirical probability, mathematical logic, and the history of mathematics. The mathematical content includes 35 subject-matter topics. The remaining portions of the report describe a sequence of learning experience. (RP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Webster Coll., St. Louis, MO.