(7 Oct 1842 - 29 Aug 1933)
English politician and education reformer.
Science Quotes by Philip Magnus (1 quote)
Indeed, the aim of teaching [mathematics] should be rather to strengthen his [the pupils] faculties, and to supply a method of reasoning applicable to other subjects, than to furnish him with an instrument for solving practical problems.
— Philip Magnus
In John Perry (ed.), Discussion on the Teaching of Mathematics (1901), 84. The discussion took place on 14 Sep 1901 at the British Association at Glasgow, during a joint meeting of the mathematics and physics sections with the education section. The proceedings began with an address by John Perry. Magnus spoke in the Discussion that followed.