Intellectual Arithmetic: Upon the Inductive Method of Instruction, Μέρος 1

Houghton, Mifflin,, 1891 - 216 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 180 - Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November ; All the rest have thirty-one, Except the second month alone, Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.
Σελίδα 196 - What part of a year is 1 month ? 2 months? 3 months ? 4 months ? 5 months ? 6 months ? 7 months? 8 months? 9 months?
Σελίδα 213 - I went into addition, sir, but I did not go on with it. Why so ? I could not do it, sir.
Σελίδα 203 - A farmer, being asked how many sheep he had, answered, that he had them in 4 pastures ; in the first he had ,' of his flock ; in the second ^ ; in the third £; and in the fourth 15; how many sheep had he ? 175.
Σελίδα 212 - He could do nothing in geography for want of memory. In short, if he has any genius at all, it does not yet show itself. But I trust to your experience in cases of this nature, to discover what he is fit for, and to instruct him accordingly. I beg to be favoured shortly with your opinion about him* and remain, Sir, Your most obedient servant, HUMPHREY ACRES.
Σελίδα 208 - The fondness which children usually manifest for these ex' ercises, and the facility with which they perform them, seem to indicate that the science of numbers, to a certain extent, should be among the first lessons taught to them. To succeed in this, however, it is necessary rather to furnish occasions for them to exercise their own skill in performing examples, than to give them rules.
Σελίδα 205 - First Lessons " worked its way gradually to notice and favor, — a book which has enjoyed a more enviable success than any other school-book ever published in this country, and the merits of which are now universally acknowledged to be equal to its success. It has been said to be " the only faultless school-book that we have.
Σελίδα 204 - A man driving his geese to market, was met by another, who said, good morrow, master, with your hundred geese ; says he, I have not a hundred ; but if I had half as many more as I now have, and two geese and a half, I should h'ave a hundred ; how many had he ? 43.
Σελίδα 196 - If 2 men start from the same place and travel in opposite directions, one at the rate of 4 miles an hour, and the other at the rate of 5 miles an hour, how far apart will they be at the end of 1 hour ? At the end of 2 hours ? 5 hours?
Σελίδα 156 - If 6 men can do a piece of work in 12 days, in how many days will 3 men do the same work ? 21.

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