Εικόνες σελίδας
PDF
Ηλεκτρ. έκδοση

INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC UPON THE INDUCTIVE METHOD

OF INSTRUCTION. By WARREN COLBURN. 16mo. Half bound,

30 cents. THE FRENCH PARNASSUS. A Book of French Poetry from 1550 to

the Present Time. Selected and edited by JAMES PARTON. Household Edition, 12mo, $2.00; Holiday Edition, with Portrait of Victor

Hugo, 8vo, $3.50. A very large and varied collection of French poetry, carefully pruned of all objectionable matter, and admirably adapted for school use or private reading. VOCAL CULTURE. By J. E. MURDOCH. 12mo. $1.25.

The object of this volume is to furnish the groundwork of practical elocution, and whatever explanations are needed for the training of the organs and the cultivation of the voice. A PRIMER OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. BY CHARLES F. Rich

ARDSON. With full Index. 18mo. Cloth, 50 cents. This Primer contains a concise account of American writers and their works, from early Colonial days to the present time. A HANDBOOK OF UNIVERSAL LITERATURE. From the Best

and Latest Authorities. By ANNE C. LYNCH BOTTA. 12mo. $2.50. An admirable bird's-eye view of the world's literature. It has long been recognized as one of the most useful works of its class for study or reference. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Its Grammatical and Logical Principles. By

HARRIS R. GREENE, A. M., Principal of the Oread Institute for

Young Ladies, Worcester, Mass. 12mo. This is not an ordinary grammar, but a careful and exhaustive discussion of the various organic forms of expression common to all languages, also of the various elements of thought. It is confidently believed that this work supplies a deficiency that thoughtful educators have long felt in the study of language, and that it is as fresh and original as it is valuable. DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY. By F. S. DRAKE. 8vo,

cloth. $6.00. Comprises, in 1019 double-column pages, a vast fund

of information about persons more or less famous in American history. T This book should be in every school where American history is studied. THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. By ABBY SAGE RICHARDSON.

One vol., 8vo, very fully illustrated. $4.50. "A very simple, clear, flowing, interesting narrative : a most timely work, most admirably done." – G. W. CURTIS. THE FAMILY LIBRARY OF BRITISH POETRY. From Chaucer to

the Present Time. Edited by JAMES T. FIELDS and EDWIN P. WHIP-
PLE. One vol., royal 8vo, 1028 pp., with heliotype portraits of Chaucer,
Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Goldsmith, Burns, Wordsworth,
Scott, Byron, Tennyson, and Mrs. Browning Cloth, handsomely

stamped, $6.50; half calf, $10.00; morocco or tree calf, $14.00. “It renders a hundred dollars' worth of other books unnecessary." -- Educational Weekly (Chicago).

For sale by Booksellers, and by the Publishers, HOUGHTON, OSGOOD AND COMPANY, Boston.

[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]

WARREN COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS.-NEW EDITION.

INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC,

UPON THE

INDUCTIVE METHOD

OF

INSTRUCTION.

By WARREN COLBURN, A. M.

WITH AN

INTRODUCTION TO WRITTEN ARITHMETIO BY HIS SON,
WARREN COLBURN, AND AN INTRODUCTION

BY GEORGE B. EMERSON

PUBLISHED FOR THE HEIRS OF WARREN COLBURN

BY

HOUGHTON, OSGOOD AND COMPANY, Boston.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge.

Edua T 118,78,298

Intered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by

TEMPERANOE C. COLBURN, Widow of Warren Colburn, be the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

Entered according to Act of Congress, in tho year 1858, by

TEMPERANCE C. COLBURN, Widow of Warren Colburn, lo the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863, by

TUPERANOR C. COLBURN, Widow of Warren Colburn, la tho Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusette

ADVERTISEMENT.

This book has returned by purchase into the pos session of the heirs of the late WARREN COLBURN, and will hereafter be published for their benefit. The Introduction, by GEORGE B. EMERSON, gives some valuable hints as to the proper use of the book. The Original Preface, in which the design and plan of the work are stated at length by the Author, has been restored. A careful perusal of this Introduction and Preface is earnestly recommended to all teachers who make use of the book.

8. 0. HOUGHTON.

Cambridge, June, 1863.

HARVARD COLLEGE L*

GIFT
GFCFA!!???

INTRODUCTION.

This little book has now been in constant use for forty years, and its value has been proved by the entire and admiring approbation of thousands of the best teachers. Yet its very simplicity has prevented many persons from seeing how really profound and comprehensive it is, and that it actually develops every essential principle in elementary arithmetic. Want of attention and the previous use of poorer books have also misled many persons as to the proper and true mode of using it.

It is strictly a mental arithmetic, and, if faithfully used in the way intended by the author, it evolves from the mind of the learner himself, in a perfectly easy and natural manner, a knowledge of the principles of arithmetic, and the power of solving, mentally and almost instantly, every question likely to occur in the every-day business of com

mon life.

It can be well taught only by a teacher who perfectly understands it, and who knows how to teach. Such a teacher will not allow the lesson to be previously studied by the pupil. Each section is intended to teach some one process up to a certain point. If, in the course of the section, questions occur which the class cannot readily solve without previous study, the teacher has only to interpose, at the point where the class fails, or begins to fail, addi.

« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »