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Edward J. Connny Charton

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AUTHOR OF PRACTICAL AND MENTAL ARITHMETIC, THE PRODUCTIVE GRAMMA
THE PRODUCTIVE GEOGRAPHY, &c

STEREOTYPE EDITION

NEW YORK:

CADY & BURGESS, 60 JOHN STREET

UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY

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66 IT IS NOT EASY TO DEVISE A CURE FOR SUCH A STATE OF THINGS, (THE DECLINING TASTE FOR SCIENCE;) BUT THE MOST OBVIOUS REMEDY IS TO R

VIDE THE EDUCATED CLASSES WITH A SERIES OF WORKS ON POPULAR AND

PRACTICAL SCIENCES, FREED FROM MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS AND TECHNI CAL TERMS, WRITTEN IN SIMPLE AND PERSPICUOUS LANGUAGE, AND ILLUS TRATED BY FACTS AND EXPERIMENTS WHICH ARE LEVEL TO THE CAPACITY OF ORDINARY MINDS."

QUARTERLY REVIEW.

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THE FIRST THING TO BE REQUIRED IN A SYSTEM OF POPULAR INSTRUCTION, IS, THAT IT SHOULD BE INTELLIGIBLE; THAT CHILDREN AND YOUTH SHOULD UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY LEARN. THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT

LEARN? IT MAY BE ASKED; WHAT ELSE CAN THEY DO? WE ANSWER, THAT THEY MAY COMMIT IT TO MEMORY, MAY RECITE IT, MAY EVEN MAKE A FAIR WE HAVE NOT THE SHOW OF KNOWLEDGE, AND YET KNOW NOTHING.

LEAST HESITATION IN SAYING, THAT TWO OR THREE YEARS, IN THE EDU CATION OF ALMOST EVERY INDIVIDUAL IN THIS COUNTRY, HAVE BEEN THROWN AWAY UPON STUDYING WHAT THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND." NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841,
BY JOHN PAINE,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut.

HARTFORD,

STEREOTYPED BY
RICHARD H. HOBBS.

ARITHMETIC.

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* Or, 1111 for 4; vIII for 9; xxxx for 40; LXXXX for 90; and cм for 900,
+ Every annexed to 10 increases its value 10 times: as 10, is 500, 100 is 5000: in like
manner the prefixing of c and the annexing of ɔ to ciɔ increases it 10 times as cro, 1000,
ccɔɔ, 10000; lastly a line over any number increases it 1000 times: as, D, 500, 5, 500000.
NOTE. L. stands for the Latin language; G for the Greek and F. for the French.
1 ARITHMETIC, [G. arithmétike.] Computing, calculating or reckoning by numbere
2 MENTAL, [L. mentis.] Pertaining to the mind; intellectually.

3 NUMERATION, [L. numeratio.] Numbering; the method or act of numbering..
4 REPRESENTED, Exhibited; described; personated; to supply the place of
$ CHARACTER, A mark; a stamp; a letter; reputation: a personage.

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