The Reorganization of Mathematics in Secondary Education

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1922 - Mathematics - 73 pages
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Page 51 - If a straight line is perpendicular to each of two other straight lines at their point of intersection, it is perpendicular to the plane of the two lines.
Page 9 - It must be conceived throughout as a means to an end, not as an end in itself.
Page 52 - The sum of the face angles of any convex polyhedral angle is less than four right angles.
Page 43 - PLANE GEOMETRY: The usual theorems and constructions of good text-books, including the general properties of plane rectilinear figures; the circle and the measurement of angles; similar polygons; areas; regular polygons and the measurement of the circle. The solution of numerous original exercises, including loci problems. Applications to the mensuration of lines and plane surfaces.
Page 40 - A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a secondary school, constituting approximately a quarter of a full year's work.
Page 52 - The sum of the angles of a spherical triangle is greater than two and less than six right angles ; that is, greater than 180 and less than 540.
Page 7 - The acquisition, in precise form, of those ideas or concepts in terms of which the quantitative thinking of the world is done.
Page 16 - We therefore recommend a reorganization of the school system whereby the first six years shall be devoted to elementary education designed to meet the needs of pupils approximately 6 to 12 years of age; and the second six years to secondary education designed to meet the needs of pupils of approximately 12 to 18 years of age.
Page 9 - The primary purposes of the teaching of mathematics should be to develop those powers of understanding and of analyzing relations of quantity and of space which are necessary to an insight into and control over our environment and to an appreciation of the progress of civilization in its various aspects, and to develop those habits of thought and of action which will make these powers effective in the life of the individual.
Page 51 - If two planes are perpendicular to each other, a straight line drawn in one of them , perpendicular to their intersection, is perpendicular to the oth'er.

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