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THE NATIONAL SERIES OF STANDARD SCHOUL-BOOKS.

DAVIES AND PECK'S ARITHMETICS.

OPTIONAL OR CONSECUTIVE

The best thoughts of these two illustrious inathematicians are combined in the following beautiful works, which are the natural successors of Davies's Arithmeties, sumptuously printed, and bound in crimson, green, and gold:Davies and Peck's Brief Arithmetic.

Also called the “Elementary Arithmetic.” It is the shortest presentation of the subject, and is udequate for all grades in common schools, being a thorough introduction to practical lite, except for the specialist.

At first the authors play with the little learner for a few lessons, by object-teaching and kindred allurements ; but he soon begins to realize that study is earliest, as he becomes faniliar with the simpler operations, and is delighted to find himself master of important results.

The second part reviews the Fundamental Operations on a scale proportioned tự the enlarged intelligence of the learner. It establishes the General Principles and Properties of Numbers, and then proceeds to Fractions. Currency and the Metric System are fully treated in connection with Decimals. Compound Numbers and Reduction follow, and finally Percentage with all its varied applications,

An Index of words and principles concludes the book, for which every scholar and most teachers will be grateful. How much time has been spent in searching for a halfforgotten definition or principle in a former lesson ! Davies and Peck’s Complete Arithmetic.

This work certainly deserves its name in the best sense. Though complete, it is not, like most others which bear the same title, cumbersome. These authors excel in clear, lucid demonstrations, teaching tlie science pure and simple, yet not ignoring convenient methods and practical applications.

For turning out a thorough business man no other work is so well adapted. He will have a clear comprehension of the science as a whole, and a working acquaintance with details which must serve him well in all emergencies. Distinguishing features of the book are the logical progression of the subjects and the great variety of practical problems, not puzzles, which are beneath the dignity of educational science. A clearminded critic has said o' Dr. Peck's work that it is free from that juggling with numbers which some authors falsely call “ Analysis." A series of Tables for converting ordinary weights and measures into the Metric Systein appear in the later editions.

PECK'S ARITHMETICS. Peck's First Lessons in Numbers.

This book begins with pictorial illustrations, and unfolds gradually the science of numbers. It noticeably simplifies the subject by developing the principles of addition and subtraction simultaneously; as it does, also, those of multiplication and division. Peck's Manual of Arithmetic.

This book is designed especially for those who seek sufficient instruction to carry them successfully through practical life, but have not time for extended study. Peck's Complete Arithmetic.

This completes the series but is a much briefer book than most of the complete arithmetics, and is recommended not only for what it contains, but also for what is omitted.

It may be said of Dr. Peck's books more truly than of any other series published, that they are clear and simple in definition and rule, and that superfluous matter of every kind has been faithfully eliminated, thus magnifying the working value of the book and saving unnecessary expense of time and labor.

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