Diagnostic Chart For Fundamental Processes In Arithmetic

Guy T. Buswell and Lenore John published this chart in about 1925 through the Public School Publishing Company of Bloomington, Illinois. The entire package included directions, a pupil's work sheet, a teacher's diagnostic chart, and a pupil's work sheet diagnostic chart. This is the pupil's work sheet. It lists problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
At the time of the publication, Buswell was in the Department of Education at the University of Chicago and John was at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Buswell and John hoped that their chart would be used to determine the areas of arithmetic in which a student required further work. It served as a “diagnosis” of problems rather than a “prognosis” of future achievement. In later years, Buswell and John collaborated on a series of arithmetic textbooks.
This example of the test is from the personal collection of U. S. government psychologist and university teacher in education Samuel Kavruck.
For a related object , the teacher's diagnostic chart, see 1990.0034.162
Currently not on view
Object Name
psychological test
date made
ca 1925
Lenore, J.
Buswell, G. T.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 21.7 cm x .1 cm; 11 1/32 in x 8 17/32 in x 1/32 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Bloomington
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
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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 Samuel Kavruck

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