Lectures on the Logic of Arithmetic

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byMary Everest Boole

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1903 Excerpt: ... PREFACE The motto chosen for the title-page of this little work may seem unsuitable as an Introduction to a course of lessons on Arithmetic; a subject which to many persons seems so eminently un-heavenly and dull. But then, the main reason why it seems so is that their teachers failed to put them in possession of that 'Recovered Past,' the bearing of which on the Present forms the great clue to that knowledge of subtle forces which gives its possessor the key of the Future. The present little volume is not intended to interfere with ordinary methods of teaching Arithmetic, or to supersede the books already in use. It can be used under any School system and in conjunction with any text-book. Not more than one chapter is intended for use in any one term; the earlier chapters are suited to little children, the later ones for children of fourteen or fifteen. The lesson for the term may be repeated each week with varying illustrations. Teachers of such subjects as Electricity complain of the difficulty of getting pupils to apply what they know of Mathematics (at whatever level) to the analysis and manipulation of real forces. It is not that the pupil does not know enough (of Arithmetic, or Algebra, or the Calculus, as the case may be), but he too often does not see, and cannot be got to see, how to apply what he knows. Some faculty has been paralysed during his school-life; he lacks something of what should constitute a living mathematical intelligence. In truth he usually lacks several things. In the first place, though he knows a good deal about antithesis of operations (e.g. he knows that subtraction is the opposite of addition, division of multiplication, movement in the direction minus--x of movement in the direction x, and so on), he has not the habit of o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1903 Excerpt: ... PREFACE The motto chosen for the title-page of this little work may seem unsuitable as an Introduction to a course of lessons on...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217964478

ISBN - 13:9780217964470

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