The Use of Arithmetic in the Out-of-School Life of Children

Roy DeVerl Willey
<span title="">1942</span> <i title="National Council of Teachers of Mathematics"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Mathematics Teacher</a> </i> &nbsp;
The utility arithmetic research studies of Wise, Woody, Thorndike, Mitchell, Charters, Sclwrling, Bobbitt, Wilson and Bowden were all concerned with the use of arithmetic by adults.1 These studies have clone much in eliminating superfluous arithmetic from our public schools, but they have also resulted in a questionable practice of imposing adult standards on pupils with little consideration of immediate needs and interests. Valuable as the results of the studies of adult usage have been, they
more &raquo; ... annot and should not continue to dominate our curricula without proper supplementation by research in child usage.
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