# The Training of Teachers of Mathematics for the Secondary Schools of the Countries Represented in the International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918 - Mathematics - 287 pages

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### Contents

 Introduction Page 3 Austria 15 Belgium 28 Denmark 39 Finland 61 Germany 77 Hungary 130 Japan 144
 Russia 160 Spain 168 Switzerland 191 United States The 202 Summary and comparative remarks 212 APPENDICES 231 Entrance scholarships examination papers Cambridge 245 Concours for admission to the École Normale Supérieure 252

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