Story: Primary and secondary education

Teaching arithmetic

This newsreel from 1950 shows a new approach to teaching arithmetic to young children, by allowing them to discover principles for themselves through a series of carefully planned activities.

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Reference: The first two years at school. National Film Unit, 1950

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Primary and secondary education - Curriculum changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/36651/teaching-arithmetic (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012