The Order of Accuracy of a Determination

Editors, Environment

Abstract


The idea of the "order of accuracy of a determination," for some peculiar reason, presents far greater difficulties to teachers than to pupils. We all know from our own teaching experience that examination tests show our candidates as being weakest in those sections of the work that interest us least, and that they are quite astray in any small portion of the work on which our own ideas are in any way hazy. So that when we find many of our senior students answering a particular question badly, we wonder if perhaps we have been unconvincing in. our presentation of the work to which it refers, or if, possibly, without admitting it to ourseh-es, we have glossed over other details with which we were not perfectly familiar.

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