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of 42? As many times of 42 as of 42 is contained times in the number of which of of 36 is. Such exercises may be good discipline, but there is no need of consuming time on exercises merely for discipline, as the opportunities for it in acquiring useful knowledge are abundant.
8. When practicable, it is best that the whole class should stand at recitation. At any rate, the pupil who recites should stand, and, if the teacher reads the example, the pupil should repeat it after him, before giving the explanation.
9. Never proceed with the recitation unless every member of the class is giving attention, but do not try to keep the attention too long. Many expedients must be employed to keep the attention awake. Sometimes the pupils may "take places,' sometimes they may be permitted to correct each other, and sometimes a pupil may be called at random to finish a solution commenced by another.
10. Aim at thoroughness in every step. This is much promoted by frequent and judicious reviews. With every lesson in advance the preceding should be reviewed; and there should be monthly and quarterly reviews beside.
11. If you suspect that a solution has been committed to memory without being understood, give a similar original question with different numbers.
12. Where it is practicable, illustrate problems and principles by sensible objects. Let fractions be illustrated by dividing an apple, a line, a square, or some other object. The tables of weights and measures should be taught according to the method of object-teaching, and not abstractly committed to memory.
13. As an occasional exercise, let each pupil, from memory, propose to the pupil next above him some question embraced in the part of the book which has been studied, the pupil failing to solve the question put to him losing his place; or, where "place taking" is not practiced, let there be a forfeiture of merits for failure, or a gain for success.
14. Original questions similar to examples 32 and 33, page 28, to be answered simultaneously by the class, should be proposed frequently and enunciated rapidly.
15. The learner should seldom if ever be told directly how to perform any operation in Arithmetic. Much less should he have the operation performed for him. Instead of telling the pupil directly how to go on, examine him, and endeavor to discover in what his difficulty consists, and then, if possible, remove it.
16. The recitation should be conducted briskly, and it should be so managed, if practicable, that each pupil shall endeavor to solve every question proposed; but it is not necessary that the whole lesson should be actually recited by each pupil.
17. But the most important requisite to success is to create and to sustain an interest in the study. How can this be done? In the first place you must be really very much interested yourself. In the second place, you must teach well. And if you are deeply interested in the subject, you will be very likely to find out how to teach it skillfully.
SECTION I, pp. 9-25, contains addition, subtraction, mu'tiplication,
SECTION II, pp. 26 - 47, introduces the Arabic figures and Arith- ·
metical signs. The examples are similar to those in Section I, and
SECTION III, pp. 48-75, presents the elements of fractions, and op-
SECTION IV, pp. 75-92, defines fractions, the fractional form is in-
SECTION V, pp. 93–101, gives the tables of compound numbers and
SECTION VI, pp. 101-124, gives a variety of practical examples,
SECTION VII, pp. 125-138, introduces several notes, giving more or
less minute suggestions with reference to the various operations in
SECTION VIII, pp. 139-148, develops some of the more important
SECTION IX, pp, 149-163, consists of a few. Lessons composed of
miscellaneous examples, together with Multiplication and Review
In pp. 164-176, a few of the more simple principles of Written
1. HENRY had one knife, and he has found another; many knives has he now?
2. Charles bought an orange for two cents, and an apple for one cent; how many cents did he both? for
3. Mary gave two peaches to Sarah, and kept two herself; how many peaches had she at first?
4. If you have four marbles in one hand, and three in the other, how many have you in both?
5. If you have four fingers on each hand, how many fingers have you on both hands?
6. James found five apples under one tree, and four under another; how many apples did he find under both trees?
7. Addie has five canaries, and Ella has three how many canaries have they together?
8. Robert had three peaches, but he has given one of them away; how many peaches has he now?
9. John having four cents, spent two of them for orange; how many cents has he now? 10. David has five cents in one hand, and two cents in the other; how many cents has he in both hands? How many more in one hand than in the other?
11. Frank has six gray squirrels, and Herbert has three; how many squirrels have they both?
12. Edwin has six figs, and Philip has four; how many more figs has Edwin than Philip? How many have they both?
13. William having eight plums, gave five of them to Louisa; how many did he keep? How many less did he keep than he gave away ?
14. Edward has six doves, and Charles has eight; how many more has Charles than Edward? How many have they both?
15. Lewis bought a pig for eight dollars, and sold it for ten dollars; how much did he gain?
16. A man bought a sled for ten dollars, and sold it for seven; how much did he lose?
17. A man owing ten dollars, paid four dollars; how much did he still owe?
18. A man owing ten dollars, paid all but four dollars; how much did he pay?
19. Mr. Adams sold a pig for three dollars, and a sheep for six dollars; how many dollars did he receive for both?
20. Albert has eight rabbits, and Arthur has two; how many rabbits have they both?
21. George found seven eggs in one nest, and three in another; how many eggs did he find?
22. Frank gave three cents for an orange, and had seven cents left; how many cents had he at first?
23. If a melon is worth ten cents, and an orange is worth four cents, how many cents are they both worth? How much more is the melon worth than the orange?
24. Mary had nine cents, and her mother gave her three; how many cents had Mary then?
25. Robert had ten peaches, but he has given four of them to David; how many peaches has Robert now? How many more than David?
26. Mr. Day bought a barrel of flour for ten dollars, and sold it for two dollars more than he gave for it; how much did he receive for it?
27. A boy having twelve walnuts, gave away five of them; how many had he left?
28. Bought a ton of coal for ten dollars, and a cord of wood for six dollars; what did I pay for both? How much more for the coal than for the wood?
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