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A RIT HM E TIC,
ON A NEW PLAN,
MENTAL ARITHMETIC IS COMBINED WITH
THE USE OF THE SLATE:
A: OOMPLETE SYSTEM
FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES ;
DOLLARS AND CENTS,
REVISBD AND ENLARGED,
EXERCISES FOR THE SLATE.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A PRACTICAL SYSTEM OF BOOK-KEEPING.
BY ROSWELL C. SMITH.
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to write
District Clerk's Office. Ba 17 ABN WIRIRD, That on the lwenty-first day of January, A. D. 1825 in the ifty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, Richardson Lord, and S. G. Goodrich, of the said district, have do posited in this office the title of a book, the right whereul they claim as pro prietors, in the words following, to wit:
“ Practical and Mental Arithmetic, on a New Plan, in which Mental Arithmotic is combiand with tho Use of the Slato: containing a Complete System for all practical Purposer; being in Dollars and Cents. Stereotype Editions, revisou and on largul, with Exereises 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, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copien, during the tinies therein mentioned;" and also to an act, antitled, “ An Act supplementary to an act, untitled, An Act for the encouragoment of learning, by securing tho copios of mapa, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such wpiau during the limon chorein mentioned ; and oxtending the benefits therous to ibo urte at denigning, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
JNO. W, DAVIS,
From the Jan. No. for 1828 of the JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
“ A careful ennmination of this valuable work will show that its author has coinpiled it, as all books for school use ought to be coinpiled, from the results of Actual expertinent and observation in the schocloon. It is entirely a practical work, combining the merits of Colburn's system with copious practice on the slate.
“ T'wo circumstances enhanco very much the value of this book. It is very comprehensive, containing twice the usual quantity of matter in works of this clasa ; while, by judicivus attention to arinngunient and printing, it is renderell, perhaps, the cheapest book in this departinent of education. The brief system of Book-keeping, attuched to the Arithmetic, will be n valuable aid to more compiete instruction in conimon schools, to which the work is, in other respecto, no pecularly adaptaci.
"There are several very valuable peculiarities in this work, for which we cannot, in a notice, tind sufficient space. We would recommend a careful oxayyination of the book to all tcaclicts who aro desirous of cornbining good hoon ry with copious and rigid practica."
From the Report of the SCHOOL-COMMITTEE OF PROVIDENCE.
"The hooks at present used in the schools are, in the opinion of yout Committee, altogether above the range of thought of the pupila. Works of il nar, rutive character woull be better understood, would be more intorosting, and would, of course, teach the pupil to read with more taste and judgment. The truy who'pores, in utter dingust, over the book which he roads in schools, will lasten home to read with avidity his story-hook. The true windom would then on, to introluce the story-book into school, and thus render la place of education the place of his ainusement.
" Nevertheless, as this subject is one in which time and judgment are neces sary for a relection, and as a chango of this sort, through afi tlic schools, would be productive of considerable additional expense, your Committco would recommend that no chunge, at present, be made in books, excepting only the Arithmetic. If a school, by way of experiment, be established on the morito rial plan, various school-looks can be tried there, and, atter 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 are, however, of opinion, that it would be expedient to introduce tho system of Arithmetic published by Mr. Smith (subsequently neopter) into all the Public Grammar Schoolx ; and, also, that all the scholars in arithmetic bo taught by classes, and not individually, as is now the prevalent mode.”
The above Report was signed by the following named gon tleinen:
Rev. F. WAILAND, Jr., D.D. Pres. Brown Unio., (Chairman.)
Dated April 24, 1828. This work is recommended by the Stato-Commissioners Vermoat is he adopted throughout that State. It is likewiso invodorod into the public and private schools of Hartford, Conn. by the concurrenco dolh of committees and teachers, and in like umanoor in various other places.