Excerpt from Robinson's Progressive Primary Arithmetic: For Primary Classes in Public and Private Schools This primary work is designed for small children, and as an easy introduction to the Progressive Intel lectual Arithmetic, for advanced classes. Its object is to lead the young pupil, by brief and simple processes, applied to practical examples of easy gradation, to acquire habits of thought and of reasoning, in their simplest forms, and to draw out and strengthen the mind by a progressive and almost imperceptible gra dation of thought and expression. The operations of Adding and Subtracting, of Multi plying and Dividing, are first shown by pictorial objects; portions of the elementary tables are introduced at the commencement of each lesson, and applied to short ex amples concerning familiar objects promiscuous reviews of the elementary tables, and the more simple and easy Deminate 'tables have been introduced. Fractions have been treated as far as was thought practicable in a work of this kind. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.