The School Review Volume 30

The School Review Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...or who intends to enter it possess a knowledge of and a skill in the fundamental operations of arithmetic and the ability to apply this knowledge and skill in practical business affairs. In order to acquire skill in the fundamental operations and to be able to apply this skill in actual business life, it is necessary that the skill be acquired in working out real problems such as will be encountered in business surroundings. The aim of the author of a recent text in business arithmetic1 has "been.... to meet the educational needs of all those who wish to enter the business 1 Caul Holltday and Sophia Camenisch, English Grammar Drills. Chicago: Laird & Lee, 1922. Pp. 149. 'frank M. Rich, Morning Readings. Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1920. Pp-355-t' oo. 'helen J. Kigcen, Practical Business Arithmetic. New York: Macmillan Co., 1922. Pp. xi+404. world and those who have already entered it without sufficient knowledge of the fundamental operations in arithmetic or who lack the power to apply their knowledge to the solution of present day business problems" (p. v). As to topics treated, the book is not very different from many of our textbooks on business arithmetic. The chief differences between this book and others on the same subject are the method by which the author connects each topic with practical business affairs and the consistency in the practical application of the work. This method of treatment may be illustrated from the chapter on "Units of Measure and Their Application." In this chapter, the methods of measuring dress goods, carpeting, papering, flooring, boards or lumber, time, heat, humidity, water, gas, electricity, wood, and coal are fully explained. In connection with each of the methods, exercises more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745515
  • 9781236745514