Use of social situations in reasoning problems in fourth grade arithmetic

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Issue Date
1950-06
Authors
Chastain, Jessye L.
Advisor
Baker, Horace H.
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Abstract

Purpose. It was the purpose of this study: (1) to survey four recently published fourth grade arithmetic textbooks to discover to what extent social situations were used as a basis for reasoning problems; (2) to ascertain to what extent / fourth grade teachers in first class cities in Kansas use social activities as supplementary material in arithmetic; (3) to present informational material on broomcorn, aviation, and wheat with special reference to Wichita;. and (4) to show how broomcorn, aviation, and wheat may be used by fourth grade teachers of arithmetic in Wichita, Kansas, as sources tor supplementary reasoning problems.

Table of Content
Introduction -- Current principles in teaching related material in arithmetic with emphasis on social trends -- Survey of four fourth grade arithmetic textbooks to discover to what extent social situations are included -- Survey of supplementary material used by fourth grade teachers in the first class cities of Kansas -- Supplementary material on broomcorn for use in fourth grade arithmetic -- Supplementary material on wheat for use in fourth grade arithmetic -- Supplementary material on wheat for use in fourth grade arithmetic -- Supplementary material on aviation for use in fourth grade arithmetic -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Bibliography -- Appendix
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Thesis (M.A.)-- University of Wichita, College of Education, Dept. of Education
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