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SCHOOLMASTER’s Assist ANT,
IMPROVED AND ENLARGED.
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I T H A C A, N. Y.,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839, by Mack, ANDRUs, & WooDRUFF, in the Clerk's office of the Northern District of New York.
I HAVE read DABoll's SchoolMASTER’s Assist AN'r. The arrangement of the different branches of Arithmetic is judicious and perspicuous. The author has well explained Decimal Arithmetic, and has applied it in a plain and elegant manner in the solution of various questions, and especially to those relative to the Federal Computation of money. I think it will be a very useful book to School
masters and their pupils. JOSIAH MEIGS, Professor of Mathematics
and Natural Philosophy.
I have given some attention to the work above mentioned, and concur with Mr. Professor Meigs in his opinion of its merit. NOAH WEBSTER.
I have run through Mr. DABoll's SchoolMaster's Assist ANT, and have formed of it a very favourable opinion. According to its original design, I think it well “calculated 'o furnish Schools in general with a methodical, easy, and comprehensive System of Practical Arithmetic.” I thereGre hope it may find a generous patronage, and have an 2xtensive spread. ASA MESSER, Professor of the Learned Languages, and teacher of Mathematics.
[Now President of that Institution.]
Plainfield Academy, April 20, 1802 I MAKE use of DABoll's Sciiool,MAstER's Assistant in teachiug common Arithmetic, and think it the best cal culated for that purpose of any which has fallen within my observation. JOHN ADAMS, Ičector of Plainfield Academy.
[Now Principal of Philips' Academy, Andover, Mass.]
Billerica Academy, (Mass.) Dec. 10, 1807.
IIAviNG examined Mr. DABoll's System of Arithmetic, I am pleased with the judgment displayed in his method, and the perspicuity of his explanations, and thinking it as easy and comprehensive a system as any with which I am acquainted, can cheerfully recommend it to the patronage of lnstructers. SAMUEL WHITING,
Teacher of Mathematics. -o
From Mr. Kennedy, Teacher of Mathematics.
M became acquainted with DABoll's School.MASTER's As wist ANT, in the year 1802, and on examining it attentively, gave it my decisive preference to any other system extant, and immediately adopted it for the pupils under my charge; and since that time have used it exclusively in elementary tuition, to the great advantage and improvement of the student, as well as the ease and assistance o the preceptor. I also deem it equally well calculated fo the benefit of individuals in private instruction ; and think it my duty to give the labour and ingenuity of the author the tribute of my hearty approval and recommendation.
ROGER KENNEDY New-York, March 20 1811.
PREFA C E.
THE design of this work is to furnish the schools of the loited States with a methodical and comprehensive system oi Practical Arithmetic, in which I have endeavoured, through the whole, to have the rules as concise and familiar as the nature of the subject will permit.
During the long period which I have devoted to the instruction of youth in Arithmetic, I have made use of various systems which have just claims to scientific merit; but the authors appear to have been deficient in an important point—the practical teacher's experience. They have been too sparing of examples, especially in the first rudiments;
in consequence of which, the young pupil is hurried through
the ground rules too fast for his capacity. This objection I have endeavoured to obviate in the following treatise. In teaching the first rules, I have found it best to entourage the attention of scholars by a variety of easy and familiar questions, which might serve to strengthen their minds as their studies grew more arduous. The rules are arranged in such order as to introduce the
most simple and necessary parts, previous to those which
are more abstruse and difficult.
To enter into a detail of the whole work would be tedious; I shall therefore notice only a few particulars, and refer the reader to the contents. 4. Although the Federal Coin is purely decimal, it is so nearly allied to whole numbers, and so absolutely necessary to be understood by every one, that I have introduced it immediately after addition of whole numbers, and also shown how to find the value of goods therein, immediately after simple multiplication; which may be of great advantage to many, who perhaps will not have an opportunity of learning fractions. In the arrangement of fractions, I have taken on enfor: new method, the advartages and facility of which F3 sufficiently apologize fr’ its not being as "5x4 # 214. A 2 , ,