ERIC Number: ED096164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1928
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Topics in the Teaching of Mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Yearbook 3 .
Clark, John R., Ed.; Reeve, W. D., Ed.
This yearbook is a collection of 14 articles covering a wide range of topics. The first argues that arithmetic is "a general mode of thinking," not a "tool subject." The need and use of mathematics for the average citizen is the basis for the second chapter, and the following chapter continues in this vein by attempting to show various ways in which mathematics is valuable. Chapter 4 suggests the merits of studying mathematical processes, while the next article points out the advantages of using the unifying approach of functional thinking. Following a chapter on the mathematics of symmetry in art, there are two articles dealing with calculus in the high school. Chapter 9 advocates the establishment of school savings banks to encourage thrift. The next three articles all deal with measurement and measuring instruments. After a discussion of problem solving in arithmetic, the yearbook concludes with an article suggesting ways in creating a mathematical atmosphere in the classroom. (LS)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Calculus, Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Problem Solving, Reference Materials, Social Values, Student Motivation, Yearbooks
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.