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PREFATORY NOTE TO VOLUME 27 OF SPECIAL REPORTS ON
EDUCATIONAL SUBJECTS.

The present volume is the result of the action taken. by the International Congress of Mathematicians at their meeting in Rome in 1908, when, at the proposal of Dr. David Eugene Smith, Professor of Mathematics in Columbia University, New York, it was resolved to appoint an International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics. This Commission was entrusted with the task of securing a series of Reports on the state and progress of mathematical instruction in various countries of the world.

There were certain difficulties in arranging for the collection of Reports in this country, and the Board of Education were approached and asked to give assistance in the matter. The Board were glad to avail themselves of the opportunity which thus presented itself of adding to their series of Special Reports on Educational Subjects a collection of papers dealing with mathematical teaching in this country. In order to assist the Office of Special Inquiries and Reports in the collection of suitable material, the President appointed an Advisory Committee consisting of:

Mr. C. E. Ashford.

Sir George H. Darwin, K.C.B., F.R.S.

Mr. C. Godfrey, M.V.O.

Sir George Greenhill, F.R.S.

Mr. G. H. Hardy, F.R.S.

Professor E. W. Hobson, F.R.S., Sc.D.

Mr. C. S. Jackson.

Sir Joseph Larmor, F.R.S.

Professor A. E. H. Love, F.R.S.

Professor George A. Gibson.

This Committee acted at the same time as the British SubCommission of the International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics. The Reports which have been secured through their assistance are therefore intended to serve a double purpose: on the one hand they enrich the series of Special Reports, while on the other they serve as the Report of the British Sub-Commission, which will be submitted to the International Congress of Mathematicians meeting in Cambridge this year.

The Board desire to take this opportunity of expressing their cordial thanks to the members of the Committee for the assistance they have rendered and to the various authors who have contributed papers to this and the accompanying æ (11)13934 Wt 12931-131 2000 8,12

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CONTENTS.

The Teaching of Mathematics in Evening Technical
Institutions

By Dr. W. E. Sumpner, Principal of the Municipal
Technical School, Birmingham.

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1

The Preliminary Mathematical Training of Technical
Students -

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By Mr. P. Abbott, Head of the Mathematical Depart-
ment at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London.

Geometry for Engineers

By Mr. D. A. Low, Professor of Engineering at the
East London College (University of London).

Mathematics with relation to Engineering Work in
Schools

By Mr. T. S. Usherwood, Head of the Manual
Training School, Christ's Hospital, West

Horsham.

Mathematical Examinations at Oxford

By Mr. A. L. Dixon, Fellow and Tutor of Merton
College, Oxford.

Recent Changes in the Mathematical Tripos at
Cambridge

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By Mr. Arthur Berry, Fellow and Assistant Tutor of
King's College, Cambridge.

The Undergraduate Course in Pass Mathematics,
generally, and in relation to Economics and Statistics.
By Mr. A. L. Bowley, Professor of Mathematics and
Economics at University College, Reading.

Examinations for Mathematical Scholarships

By Dr. F. S. Macaulay, Assistant Master at St. Paul's
School, London, and Mr. W. J. Greenstreet,
Editor of the "Mathematical Gazette" and late
Head Master of the Marling Endowed School,
Stroud.

Examinations for Mathematical Scholarships at Oxford -
By Mr. A. E. Jolliffe, Fellow and Mathematical
Lecturer of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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