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ERIC Number: EJ942879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Questions for Practice: Reflecting on Developmental Mathematics Using 19th-Century Voices
Jorgensen, Marcus E.
Journal of Developmental Education, v34 n1 p26-28, 30, 32, 34-35 Fall 2010
In this article the author has used 19th-century arithmetic and algebra textbooks as a way to reflect on current practices in developmental mathematics education. Five areas of special interest were found: motivation, relevance, depth, pedagogy, and textbooks. Philosophic and practical statements from vintage textbook authors remind educators of a number of questions and issues within each of those areas of interest. In some respects, little has changed over the years and many issues remain unresolved or little progress has been made. One hundred years from now will things be the same, or is it time for a change, a rethinking?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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