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Arithmetic, Designed for Academies and Schools, Uniting the Inductive Methods of the French with the Practical Methods of the English System

by Davies, Charles L.L.D

Early Reprint

Price: $45.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 007758
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Edition: Early Reprint
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1848

New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1848. Hard cover binding, leather spine, 360 pp. A fascinating manual for teachers of mathematics - could be used for gifted students, home-schooled students, with some really "new" twists on teaching mathematics and history combined. Not only are many of the manual techniques "forgotten" - what are we ever going to do without calculators! - but the problems themselves will lead to fascinating inquiries. For example, "The tune of Yankee Doodle was composed by a doctor of the British army to ridicule the Americans in 1755; how many years to the present time?" or for the more advanced student, "Suppose a gentleman's income to be 600 guineas a year, and that he spends 25s. 6d. per day, one day with another: how much will he have at the end of the year?" or "There are 1000 men besieged in a town with provisions for 5 weeks, allowing each man 16 ounces a day. If they are reinforced by 500 more and no relif can be offered till the end of 8 weeks, how many ounces must gi given daily to each man?" or "If I buy 1000 ells Flemish of linen for £90, what must be sold for per ell English, to make £10 by the purchase?" Well worn, still very useful. Good condition.. Early Reprint. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.