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posted on 2023-11-22, 10:34 authored by Alfred Mault
At a time when the desirability and importance of imparting technical education to all classes are generally admitted, an effort to render such education easier to both teacher and pupil is worth consideration. Intelligent reasoning is the basis of all such education. And of such reasoning mathematical is the most important, and perhaps the most difficult, to the young and uneducated.
There are two ordinary methods of learning mathematics: one, the Euclidian, which follows a road to a goal that the traveller does not see until he arrives at it; and the other, the method of most books on arithmetic and mensuration, which shows the goal without pointing out the road that leads to it. There is no novelty in applying concrete reasoning to the solution of mathematical propositions.

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Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

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103-113

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0080-4703

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In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania..

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