Hints on Home Teaching

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Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1883 - Domestic education - 225 pages


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Page 191 - PROB. from a given point to draw a straight line equal to a given straight line. Let A be the given point, and BC the given straight line : it is required to draw from the point A a straight line equal to BC.
Page 146 - tis a matter that baffles my learning. One day a young chicken that lived thereabout, Stood watching to see the ducks pop in and out, Now turning tail upward, now diving below ; She thought, of all things, she should like to do so.
Page 103 - And by what number must I multiply the Numerator in order not to alter the value of the fraction?
Page 113 - If 8 men can do a piece of work in 2 days, how long will it take 5 men to do it ? 51.
Page 143 - This truth came borne with bier and pall, I felt it, when I sorrowed most, 'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all...
Page 107 - In order to multiply a Fraction by a Whole Number multiply the Numerator by it and leave the Denominator unchanged.
Page 147 - I'm really remarkably fond of the water." So in this poor ignorant animal flew, But soon found her dear mother's cautions were true : She splashed, and she dashed, and she turned herself round, And heartily wished herself safe on the ground. But now 'twas too late to begin to repent, The harder she struggled the deeper she went ; And when every effort she vainly had tried, She slowly...
Page 56 - Persia, as a reward, one grain of corn for the first square, two for the second, four for the third, eight for the fourth, and so on, with successive doubling through the sixty-four squares of the chessboard.
Page 143 - Lays and Scott's Poems ; but a careful selection might also extract some passages, intelligible even for the very young, from Milton's description of the Creation, Shakespeare's Julius...
Page 198 - If two right-angled triangles have their hypotenuses equal, and one side of the one equal to one side of the other, the triangles are congruent.

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