The Teaching Of Primary Arithmetic; A Critical Study Of Recent Tendencies In Method by Henry Suzzallo

The Teaching Of Primary Arithmetic; A Critical Study Of Recent Tendencies In Method

byHenry Suzzallo

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... THE DISTRIBUTION OF OBJECTIVE WORK Objective Teaching is Generally Current The use of objects in teaching arithmetic is current in the elementary school. Particularly is this true in the lowest grades of the school, in primary work. It may be said that there is a very large quantity of objective teaching in the first year of schooling and that it decreases more or less gradually as the higher grades are approached. By the time the highest grammar grades are reached, the use of objects has reached its minimum. The teaching of arithmetic prior to the middle of the nineteenth century was little associated with object teaching. That is to say, the general practice of instruction was non-objective. The use of objects in giving a concrete basis for abstract arithmetical concepts and for memoriter manipulations, seems to have gained its initial hold on the schools through the introduction of Pestalozzian methods of teaching. The later introduction of school subjects requiring objective treatment, such as elementary science, nature study and manual training, fortified the previous movement and gave it considerable enlargement. Together these two movements established the respectability of objective teaching in arithmetic. School-room experience quickly gave it an empirical sanction. It remained for the modern psychological movement in education to give it a scientific sanction, and to refine its uses. Its Distribution is Crudely Gauged It is quite fair to say that the use of objective work decreases more or less gradually from the first to the last year, the underlying assumption being that the use of objects has a teaching value that decreases as the maturity of the pupils increases. Current practice does not proceed far beyond the application of the simple and ...

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Title:The Teaching Of Primary Arithmetic; A Critical Study Of Recent Tendencies In MethodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217374131

ISBN - 13:9780217374132

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