## The Development of the Idea of Unified Mathematics in the Secondary School Curriculum, 1890-1930, Volume 2 |

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**Thorndike**and his associates . articles , he showed two major areas of interest : " Nature of Algebraic Abilities , " and " Uses of Algebra . " These were certainly the kinds of problems which Here , Schorling would have considered more ...Page 443

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**Thorndike**: in order to learn problem solving it was necessary to solve problems . How- ever , even in this matter ,**Thorndike**stressed the quali- tative difference between the " superior " pupil and the " general run of high school ...Page 505

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**Thorndike**published a junior high school series in 1925 .**Thorndike**insisted that he had eliminated the outmoded problems common " only to rich men or bank clerks , " and replaced them with problems 144 of the farm , home , factory ...### Common terms and phrases

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