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ON A NEW PLAN,
MENTAL ARITHMETIC IS COMBINED WITH
THE USE OF THE SLATE:
REVISBD AND ENLARGED,
TO WRICH 16 ADDED,
BY ROSWELL C. SMITH.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, RO wie
: District Clerk's Office. Ba IT 18NIMIRIRD, That on the lwenty-first day of January, A. D. 1825 in the afty-third year of the Independence of the United Statos of America, Richardson Lord, and S. G. Goodrich, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereus they claim as pro prietors, in the words following, to wit :
“ Practical and Mental Arithmetic, on a New Plan, in which Mental Arithmotic is combiäed with tho Use of the Slato: containing a Complete System for all practical Purposes; heing in Dollars and Cents. Stereotype Edition, revisou and on larg_d, with Esereises for the Slate. To which is added, a Practical Bystom of Book-keeping. By Roswell C. Smith.”
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the cocouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charta, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copiex, during the tinies therein mentioned;" and also to an act, ontitled, “An Act supplementary to an act, ontitled, An Act for the encouragoment of learning, by securing tho copios of mapu, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such coping during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereos to ibo urus a douigning, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
JNO. W, DAVIS,
and booke, encouragomeni" An Acturing the lines
From the Jan. No. for 1828 of the JOURNAL or EDUCATION
“ À careful exnmination of this valuable work will show that its author has compiled it, as all bowks for school uso ought to be coinriled, from the resulta of actual experiment and observation in the achocl.:ooin. It is entirely a practical work, Cumbining the merits of Colburn's system with copious practice on the slate.
"Two circumatances enhanco very much the value of this book. It is very comprehensive, containing twice the usual quantity of matter in works of this class ; whilo, by judicious attention to arrangenient and printing, it is renderer, perhaps, the cheapest book in this departinent of education. The brief system of Book-keeping, attached to the Arithmetic, will be a valuable aid to muore compiete instruction in conimon schools, to which the work is, in other respectr, no pecularly adapted.
"There are several very valuable peculiarities in this work, for which we cannot, in a notice, tind sufficient space. We would recommend a careful oxamination of the book to all tcaclicts who aro desirous of coinbining good hoory with copious and rigid practica."
From the Report of the SchooL-COMMITTEE OF PROVIDENCE.
"The books at present used in the schools are, in the opinion of your committee, altogether above the range of thought of the pupils. Works of it nar. riative character would be better understood, would be more intorosting, and would, of course, teach the pupil to read with more taste and judgment. The buy who'pores, in utter dingust, over the book which he roads in schools, will haston home to read with a vidity his story-hook. The true wisdom would then on, to introiluce the story book into school, and thus render his place of education the place of his ainusement.
* Nevertheless, as this subject is one in which time and judgment are neces sary for a selection, and as a change of this sort, through all the schoolk, wonld le procluctive of considerable additional expense, your Committeo would recommend that no chunge, at present, be made in books, excepting only the Arithmetic. f a achoul, by way of experiment, be established on the morito rinl plan, various school-ixooks can be tried there, and, after a fair opportunity of testing the merits of several, those can be selected which scem best adapted to accomplish the purposes of education. Your Commitico aro, however, of opinion, ihat it would be expedient to introduce the system of Arithmetic pubJished by Mr. Smith subsequently adopted into all the Public Grammar Schools ; and, also, that all the scholars in arithmetic bo taught by classos, and not inutividually, as is now the prevalent mode."
• The above Report was signed by the following named gon tleinen :
Rev. F. WAPLAND, Jr., D.D. Pres. Brown Univ., (Chairman.)
Dated April 24, 1828.
This work is recommended by the Stato-Commissioners Vermont ts he adopted throughout that State. It is likewiso in
trodorod into the public and private schools of Hartford, Conn. • by the concurrence doth of committees and teachers, and in
like manoor in various other places.