Courses And Methods

Courses Of Studies And Methods Of Teaching

By John T. Prince, Agent Mass. Board of Education. 12mo Cloth, x + 344 pages. Teachers' price, 75 cents.

Part First gives courses of study for Graded and Ungraded Schools; Part Second, methods of teaching all the subjects belonging to the common school curriculum, together with general suggestions, principles, etc.; Part Third, Organization, Moral Training, and Government, including lists of apparatus, reference-books, etc.

This book is not intended as an exhaustive or philosophical treatise upon education; nor does the author claim to have presented much that is new or original. It is written in response to a desire often expressed in various quarters for a brief plan of studies that may be pursued in elementary schools, and for a simple and direct statement of good methods of organization, teaching, and discipline.

Sensible And Useful

It is one of the most sensible and useful books that I have recently seen C. C. Rounds, Prin. N.H. State Normal School.

Simple, Plain, And Practical

I find in it little to criticise and much to praise. It is simple, plain, and practical, avoids extremes and "isms" of all sorts, and affords usually help enough to enable an intelligent beginner to grasp clearly the purposes and methods of school work

J. W. Stearns, Prof. 0f Science and Art of Teaching, Univ. of Wisconsin.

Principles As Well As Methods

While being, as its title implies, chiefly concerned with methods, it does not lose sight of these great underlying principles which alone can give life to methods. I know of no other book in which the vital union between the two is made so apparent

Ellen Hyde, Prin. of State Norm School, Framingham, Mass.

Brief Comments

"Timely."

"Simple, practical, and succinct." "The kind of a book that teachers will read."

" Comprehensive." " Affords direct help at a critical point."

" Bears the "weight of authority." "Shows just what to do and how to do it."

"Avoids extremes and ' isms." " "An aid to superintendents and committees."

" Suggestive."

"Gives definite and minute directions for teaching each subject."

"Helpful matter, judiciously chosen and clearly stated."

"Illustrates the vital connection between principles and methods;"

"The work of an experienced, practical educator."

"No teacher of experience can read it without profit."

"Helps teachers put their work on rational grounds."

For Teachers Of Arithmetic

First Steps In Number. (Teachers' Edition.)

By G. A. Wentworth, A.M., and Miss E. M. Reed, Principal of Manual Training School, Springfield, Mass. Half morocco. vi + 474 . pages. Teachers' and introduction price, 90 cents. Also issued in three parts (30 cents each to teachers), bound in boards, as follows: Part I. First Year (Nos. 1 to 9 inclusive), 216 pages; Part II. Second Year (Nos. 10 to 20 inclusive), 116 pages; Part III. Third Year (Nos. from 21), 156 pages.

The Teachers' Edition takes up the work with the number three, and proceeds step by step, following the law of dependence and simplicity. Each of the smaller numbers is presented in succession under the four heads: 1. Perception of the number. 2. Analysis of the number. 3. Drill upon facts discovered by analysis. 4. Comparison with smaller numbers. The number, variety, and ingenuity of the examples are astonishing.

It is unique. There is no other book of the kind to be compared with it

O. T. Bright, Supt. of Schools, Englewood, III.

Fractions. A Teachers' Manual Of Objective And Oral Work

By Helen F. Page, State Normal and Training School, New Britain, Conn. 8vo. Boards. iv + 47 pages. Mailing price, 35 cents; introduction price, 30 cents.

This hand-book has been prepared to help teachers who are trying to present the subject of Common Fractions in a natural, interesting, and, at the same time, systematic manner. Sample lessons are given for objective work in all the operations, the material suggested being cardboard discs and the measures yards, bushels, gallons, etc. Problems abound, and a system of illustration of fractional facts with color-diagrams is introduced. By means of this system, a child may teach himself a great deal in a short time.

We can see no excuse for serious difficulty or waste of time in teaching fractions hereafter, Journal of Education, Boston.

How To Teach Number

This is a pamphlet outlining the method followed in Wentworth's Series of Arithmetics. Specimen pages are given from the Primary and Grammar School Arithmetics. It is sent to teachers free of charge.

Primary Number Cards

Prepared by Miss Isabel Shove, of the George Putnam School, Boston. Printed on cardboard, and boxed in sets of 60. Price, 25 cents.

Each card has one example in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, the simplest work being on the first numbers.