The problem of this study is to trace the changes in theory, content, and methods in the teaching of arithmetic in the public elementary schools of New Mexico from their beginning in 1891 to the present time, 1949.
Although there were some public schools prior to 1891, the passage of the Education Bill in that year provided for the establishment of the public school system in New Mexico. This study is concerned only with the teaching of arithmetic in the elementary grades in the public schools of New Mexico. Grades I to VIII inclusive are considered as elementary. The study is further limited to data that could be secured from the New Mexico Public School Courses of Study, textbooks and teachers' manuals used, minutes of the State Board of Education, and State Adopted Textbook Lists.
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Robert Arthur Moyers
Second Committee Member
Jesse Taylor Reid
Third Committee Member
J.E. Jackson Harris
Thompson, Jewell. "A History of the Teaching of Arithmetic in the Public Schools of New Mexico Since 1891." (1949). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/223