Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Education has for its aim learning how to live. Children have to be taught how to live. They have to be taught the "why" of real living. Teaching must be effective if adjustments are to be made successfully and the learner is to become a well-adjusted personality. There must be ways and means in teaching numbers which will contribute meaning and vitality to social and effective living.

It should be the desire of each teacher of our future citizens, to keep in touch with the modern trends in education and experiment with the uses of various methods with a view of improving classroom instruction. It is very necessary for the teacher to take advantage of all opportunities that may arise that will help to make the work meaningful to the child and to use the pupil*s own experiences to its greatest extent.

Teachers are discovering that children appreciate learnings they can relate to themselves, to their own concerns and to their own activities. It is the duty of teachers to help the child see numbers as a functional aspect in his life, that which he cannot get along without. The child should be taught to understand that addition and subtraction will be an advantage in solving personal problems in future life.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. E. Teele

Committee Member

Hymetta Thornton

Committee Member

E. D. Wright

Committee Member

L. T. Orme


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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