Discovering Arithmetic Book 2, Workbook for Stern Apparatus

Documentation received with Catherine Stern's apparatus for teaching arithmetic suggests how her ideas changed over time. This colorfully illustrated workbook from 1952 describes an early version of the apparatus she developed to teach arithmetic. Houghton Mifflin produced and sold the device and the publication. A few problems are worked in pencil.
For a later form of Stern's apparatus, see 2005.0229.01 and 2005.0229.02. For the teacher’s guide corresponding to this workbook, see 2005.3100.11.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Stern, Catherine
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: .8 cm x 21 cm x 28 cm; 5/16 in x 8 9/32 in x 11 1/32 in
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Arithmetic Teaching
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Peggy S. Mabie

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