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PREFACE

This series of arithmetics has been written to supply the demand for a sound and modern interpretation of presentday educational ideas concerning the teaching of arithmetic. It is intended especially to meet the need for a definite and complete interpretation of the Course of Study in Arithmetic prescribed by the Education Department of the State of New York.

The series consists of two books. The “First Book" for years three, four, and five, is divided into half-year units, but within each half year the treatment is topical. The “Second Book” is a complete topical arithmetic, covering, in order, the Syllabus requirements for years six, seven, and eight.

The following features of the “ First Book ” are worthy of attention : 1. The conservative modern treatment that exploits no

hobbies. 2. The brief, clear, and definite instruction that carries

the work by easy steps, at every stage, to some

complete result. 3. The solutions that illustrate the more difficult rather

than the easier instances in each case, thus giving

help where it is most needed. 4. The exceptionally large number of well-graded abstract

drills, both oral and written. The numbers in

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