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L. D. HARVEY
PRESIDENT OF STOUT INSTITUTE, MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN;
TION OF WISCONSIN
Book Two is a complete arithmetic furnishing material for a review and a more comprehensive treatment of the subjects included in Book One, together with the advanced work required for the higher grades. The book is designed for pupils in the last three years
of the elementary grades as well as for normal school classes reviewing the subject of arithmetic. The drill exercises and problems aim to give such training in arithmetical operations and relations as will enable pupils to cope with the problems they may have to deal with in the ordinary affairs of business life. It has not been the aim to furnish every kind and form of problem that anybody might have occasion to solve. Many so-called industrial and practical problems present conditions and data entirely outside of the range of experience of the majority of pupils, and are as unreal and improper for them as any that could be devised.
A number of topics that are omitted from the body of this book as of minor importance to most pupils are included in an Appendix designed for reference or for such use as the teacher may deem wise. Among these subjects are several lists of problems of special interest to the country boy, dealing as they do with the practical concerns of farm life. Some of these problems, while requiring arithmetical operations of little difficulty, have their chief value in the interest they may awaken in matters vital to the farmer.
Special attention is called to the chapter on “Use of Symbols in Arithmetical Analysis.” The object of such problems