## A Primer of Number: A Teachers' Manual for First and Second Grades (Google eBook) |

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Page 163 - A conductor rang up 22 fares on one trip and 26 on another. How many did he ring up on both trips

Page 142 - 7. An expressman started for the depot with 10 trunks on his wagon. "When he reached the depot, he found he had only 8. How many had fallen off ? 8. Henry learns 4 lessons a day. How many lessons will he learn in 6 days ? 9.

Page 191 - A boy picked 9 quarts of berries on Monday, 11 quarts on Tuesday, 12 quarts on Wednesday, and 8 quarts on Thursday. How many quarts did he pick in the four days?

Page 117 - a barrel. How many bushels will it take to fill 12 barrels

Page 160 - If I fill it with milk, I will have a pint of milk; if with water, I will have a pint of water. How many pints of water do you think are in this can?" After various estimates, one of the pupils, Willie, is called to the table to count the pints in the can.

Page 187 - 2. In the cellar there were 49 pecks of white potatoes, and 37 pecks of sweet potatoes. How many pecks of potatoes were there ? 3. A lady put 36 ounces of candy in 4 boxes, so that they all had the same number of ounces. How many ounces of candy were in each box?

Page 135 - you may take another pointer, place it at the left end of the top row, and move it towards the right until you come to 6. Keep it at that place. "Now, while John moves his pointer to the right William may move his downward until the pointers meet.

Page 200 - Artificial units are introduced with the utmost care. Such attributes as weight, capacity, and time, do not naturally suggest plurality. The assumption that number can be artificially applied to them by young children without careful instruction is erroneous. The practice based on this assumption is sure to dull the number perception of pupils.

Page 163 - Counting Pints," and repeat it, using a quart measure instead of a pint. Incidentally, the fact may be brought out that 2 pints = 1 quart, but there is no occasion to memorize it, and it certainly should not be used as an unstated condition of problems. At present