An analysis of mathematical skills of eighth-grade pupils in certain schools of Greensboro, North Carolina

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Frances Rhyne Lael (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Mathematics teachers are facing a job steadily increasing in difficulty, but unassailably important. In a world where quantitative situations must be met and handled accurately and with precision, mathematical literacy is equally as important as the ability to read and write. Hildreth maintains that mathematics is of the utmost importance in our struggle for life. No normal person gets along very well in a civilized society without some arithmetic computation and reasoning skill ... A limited knowledge of arithmetic is of survival value in practical affairs and justifies the inclusion of arithmetic practice in schools. The modern aim in arithmetic teaching is prompt and accurate solution of practical problems such as the average person encounters in his daily affairs.1

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Language: English
Date: 1948

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