Class in Mathematics First Floor - Room 26.


Class in Mathematics First Floor - Room 26.
This image depicts a Mathematics class being taught by the head of the Math Department, David Eugene Smith. Dr. Smith originally joined the Normal faculty during the 1890-91 school year and would remain in his position until 1898, when he moved back to his home state of New York to be the principal of the Normal School in Brockport. During his seven years at the MSNS, Smith co-authored and published four textbooks relating to mathematics. Today, Smith is considered to be one of the founders of the field of mathematics education, and he was able to make students see the true beauty and depth of mathematics.
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Michigan State Normal School, Ypsilanti, MI