Book, Development of Arithmetic as a School Subject

This paperbound monograph describes the history of arithmetic teaching in the United States to its time of issue, with particular emphasis on the work and influence of William Colburn. The author, Walter Scott Monroe (1882–1961), was professor of school administration at the Kansas State Normal School. He went on to take an active interest in the development of educational tests (see MA*316371.045) .
The monograph was issued by the Bureau of Education of the United States Department of the Interior. This copy was the property of L. Leland Locke, a Brooklyn mathematics teacher and an historian of mathematics.
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Object Name
date made
Monroe, Walter Scott
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: .6 cm x 15 cm x 23.3 cm; 1/4 in x 5 29/32 in x 9 3/16 in
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
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 Grove City College

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