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Mault, Alfred (1886) Natural Geometry. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 103-113. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 103-113
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

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.

Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 01:41
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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