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Author Clements, M. A. (McKenzie Alexander), 1942-
Title Thomas Jefferson and his decimals 1775-1810 : neglected years in the history of U.S. school mathematics / M.A. (Ken) Clements, Nerida F. Ellerton ; foreword by Douglas L. Wilson.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2014]

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Author Clements, M. A. (McKenzie Alexander), 1942-
Subject Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States -- History.
Alt Name Ellerton, Nerida F. (Nerida Fay), 1942-
Wilson, Douglas L. (Douglas Lawson), 1935-
Description 1 online resource (xx, 204 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Contents Foreword; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Overall Book Abstract, and Individual Abstracts for the Seven Chapters; Overall Abstract; Individual Chapter Abstracts ; Chapter 1: 1776: Dawn of a New Day in School Mathematics in North America; Chapter 2: The Abbaco Curriculum in Colonial Schools in North America Before1776; Chapter 3: Thomas Jefferson and an Arithmetic for the People; Chapter 4: Weights and Measures in Teacher-Implemented Arithmetic Curricula in Eighteenth-Century North American Schools.
Chapter 5: Decimal Fractions and Federal Money in School Mathematics in the United States of America 1792-1810Chapter 6: Decimal Fractions in School Arithmetic in Great Britain and North America During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Chapter 7: Decimal Fractions and Curriculum Change in School Arithmetic in North America in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; Preface; References; Chapter 1 1776: Dawn of a New Day in School Mathematics in North America ; A New Day; Contentious Issues; What Was a School?
Schooling During the Eighteenth Century in the British North American ColoniesThomas Jefferson's Bills for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge in Virginia; Jefferson on School Education in Virginia; Who Should Control the Schools?; Noah Webster's Call for a National Agenda for Education; Moves Toward Decimalization of Currency and Weights and Measures; Preliminary Moves Toward a New Currency; Preliminary Moves Toward a New System of Weights and Measures for a New Nation; Research Questions; The Lag-Time Theoretical Lens; References.
Chapter 2 The Abbaco Curriculum in Colonial Schools in North America Before 1776 What Mathematics Did North American Students Study in Schools Before 1792?; The Abbaco Heritage; Author-Intended Curricula, as Interpreted Through Textbook Emphases; The Teacher-Implemented Arithmetic Curriculum; Vulgar (or Common) Fractions and Decimal Fractions in Intended and Implemented Arithmetic Curricula; Which Was Easier, the Author-Intended or the Implemented Arithmetic Curricula?; The Abbaco Arithmetic Curriculum in North America in the Eighteenth Century; Loring Andrews' Book.
Analysis of Peter Tyson's Approach to Multiplying Money (Expressed in Sterling)Working for Task 1; Working for Task 2; Analysis of John Grey's Approach to Adding Quantities When They Were Given in Written Form; Comments on John Anderson's (1785) Notes on Reduction of Money; Comments on Silas Mead's (1772) Calculations for a Double Rule-of-Three Task; An Example Showing the Double Rule of Three in Silas Mead's (1772) Cyphering Book; Fellowship: The Arithmetic of Partnerships; Did Cyphering Books Really Serve as Reference Books Later in Students' Lives?
Summary Synthesizing four centuries of historical data, this study analyzes the long-term consequences of America's unique refusal to adopt the metric system, with generations of schoolchildren toiling over the complexities of 'Imperial' weights and measures.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9783319025056 (electronic bk.)
3319025058 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-02505-6
OCLC # 896824656
Additional Format Print version: Clements, M.A. (Ken). Thomas Jefferson and his Decimals 1775-1810: Neglected Years in the History of U.S. School Mathematics. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2014 9783319025049

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