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The Teaching of Arithmetic. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Yearbook 10 [1935] [microform] / W. D. Reeve, Ed
Bib ID 5260737
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1935 
298 p. 
Summary

In the first chapter Brownell critically examines the psychological bases of the three most common theories of arithmetic instruction: drill, incidental learning, and meaning. In chapter 2 the results of a nation-wide survey of actual teaching practices are reported. Chapter 3 presents a contrast between "informational arithmetic" and "computational arithmetic." In chapter 4 "social utility" is defined much more broadly than just "computationally useful," and implications for arithmetic instruction are discussed. Following this is a survey of opportunities for use of arithmetic in an activity program, with specific examples. Chapter 6 discusses practices in the teaching of fractions and decimals, followed by the report of a study on transfer by Overman. Reported in chapter 7 are the results of a survey on current practices in teacher-training courses in arithmetic. Two chapters are devoted to transfer of training in arithmetic and types of drill; using these as a basis, David Eugene Smith expounds on the past, present, and future of instruction in arithmetic. In chapter 11 arithmetic is considered from a mathematical viewpoint as contrasted to a pedagogical viewpoint. Next Gestalt psychology is discussed, with implications for mathematics teaching. The last chapter compares the efficiency of different methods for division. (LS)

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Availability: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Arithmetic.  |  Cognitive Development.  |  Computation.  |  Elementary School Mathematics.  |  Experiential Learning.  |  Instruction.  |  Learning Theories.  |  Mathematics Education.  |  Psychology.  |  Reference Materials.  |  Research.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Transfer of Training.  |  Yearbooks.
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Reeve, W. D., editor  |  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA
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