The Early Republic
The World Stage

Between 1890 and 1910, the number of U.S. high school students quadrupled. Research mathematicians took an active interest in improving high school education. E. H. Moore, a distinguished mathematician at the University of Chicago, served on mathematics education panels and wrote at length on the advantages of teaching students to graph curves using paper with “squared lines.” At the turn of the century, some educators believed that models
should be used to give a physical sense of mathematical theorems.




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