Problems in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics an Address Delivered Before the New England Association of Teachers of Mathematics (Classic Reprint)

Problems in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics an Address Delivered Before the New England Association of Teachers of Mathematics (Classic Reprint)
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Problems in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics an Address Delivered Before the New England Association of Teachers of Mathematics (Classic Reprint)
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Английский
Год:
2015
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Excerpt from Problems in the Teaching of Secondary Mathematics an Address Delivered Before the New England Association of Teachers of MathematicsWe say to ourselves that if anything is to be blotted out, let it be some language or one of the various manual arts that are from time to time exploited only to find, in most cases, an early resting place in the great educational necropolis of forgotten graves.But the question cannot be dismissed in any such way as this. Other subjects have been seemingly as well intrenched as mathematics, and yet they have passed away. Formal logic was at one time one of the great features of a liberal education; it gave place, in the secondary school, to formal grammar; but a university course in formal logic is now a rarity, and a high-school course in formal grammar, as it was conceived of a few years ago, is almost unknown. The world seems to proceed as well without these subjects as it did when they held prominent place, and we have to face the question whether it would not get along just as well if algebra and geometry followed them into educational oblivion. The medieval Compotus was once an essential feature in the education of a learned man; it was apparently intrenched in a position of security; and yet, as I mention it to-day, half of this audience may be ignorant, and excusably so, of even the meaning of the word. Somebody at some time asked the question, " Why should an educated man need to study the Compotus?" - and the answer came in due time, "There is no reason," and the subject was soon forgotten. Somebody to-day raises the question, "Why should an educated man need to study algebra?" - and we, the teachers of mathematics, must answer.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.