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INDIANA EDUCATIONAL SERIES.

COMPLETE

ARITHMETIC

COMBINING

ORAL AND WRITTEN EXERCISES.

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.:
INDIANA SCHOOL BOOK CO.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT, 1886, STANDARD SCHOOL BOOK COMPANY.

COPYRIGHT BY
JAS. E. BLYTHE,

1889.

COPYRIGHT, 1894, BY
EDWARD HAWKINS.

Ind. Comp. Arith.

INTRODUCTION.

In the preparation of the Complete Arithmetic, practical or business methods have received unusual attention. Those portions designed to qualify pupils for the actual business of life are amply treated and made clear. Principles have been fully illustrated by abundant exercises and problems, while difficult questions, without principle or purpose, are omitted altogether.

Subjects of secondary importance have received only the attention to which they are entitled. The Elementary and Complete Arithmetics have been built on the theory that the average pupil, under the guidance of the intelligent teacher, is able to master the principles of business arithmetic, and that growth in mathematical knowledge does not come from aimless repetition so much as from the gradual and thorough mastery of new subjects. The mind, like the body, demands nutritious and readily assimilated food.

The unity of plan and execution promised in the Elementary is fully carried out in the Complete Arithmetic. The progressive drills, as well as the definitions, analyses, principles, and rules of the smaller work are reproduced in the larger. Manifestly there is one form for all these which is the best, and that having been secured there can be no reason for variation in either book.

For country schools, either the Elementary or Complete Arithmetic, with its mental exercises and requirement of original problems, will be found sufficient, and there is enough under every branch to establish proper forms of expression and model solutions.

The publishers cannot deny themselves the privilege of expressing their great obligations to the principals of the St. Louis schools and others, whose experience as educators enabled them to render invaluable assistance in the preparation of both works.

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