Elementary Geometry

@article{CooleyElementaryG,
  title={Elementary Geometry},
  author={William Desborough Cooley},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={4},
  pages={485-485}
}
YOUR correspondent, “A Father,” has in view a very desirable object—to teach a young child geometry—but I fear that he is likely to miss altogether the path by which it may be reached. His principle, that “a child must of necessity commit to memory much that he does not comprehend,” appears to me to be totally erroneous, and not entitled to be called a fact. To this time-hallowed principle it is due that a large proportion of all who go to school learn nothing at all, while those more… 
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