Discussion on the Teaching of Mathematics

Discussion on the Teaching of Mathematics
Discussion on the Teaching of Mathematics
Excerpt from Discussion on the Teaching of Mathematics: Which Took Place on September 14th, at a Joint Meeting of Two Sections; Section A. Mathematics and Physics; Section L. Education; Chairman of the Joint Meeting, the Right Hon. Sir John E. Gorst, K. C., M. P., President of Section L; To Which Is Now AddeSome men who intended to speak in the discussion were told by me in July that the Committee of Section L had arranged for it to take place on Monday, the 16th of September, But it was found that a change of date was imperative, and it was finally settled on the 13th that the discussion would take place next day, so that I had no opportunity of communicating with intending speakers who had not yet arrived in Glasgow.The proceedings began with my address. A few copies of proofs of a small portion of the address reached me on the previous day, and although I was able to distribute complete copies just when they arrived from London before the beginning of the meeting, the speakers cannot be said to have had a fair opportunity of studying the address or the syllabus. The proofs were uncorrected by me. I read hurriedly, skipping much, and did I not read the syllabus. The address was written in scraps during my holidays, and there had been no time to get it into a finished shape. I have no right now to correct even obvious verbal errors, as some of the remarks of some of the speakers refer to these errors.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.