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By Nerida F. Ellerton, M. A. (Ken) Clements

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This well-illustrated publication presents powerful qualitative and comparative aid for the most arguments constructed by means of Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements of their groundbreaking Rewriting this historical past of college arithmetic in North the US 1607–1861: The crucial position of Cyphering Books. 11 remarkable handwritten college arithmetic manuscripts are rigorously analyzed—six have been ready fullyyt in nice Britain, 4 fullyyt in North the US, and 1 in part in nice Britain and in part in North the US. The earliest of the eleven cyphering books used to be ready round 1630, and the newest in 1835. Seven of the manuscripts have been arithmetic cyphering books; 3 have been navigation cyphering books, and one used to be a mensuration/surveying manuscript.

One of the cyphering books tested during this publication was once ready, over the interval 1819–1826, by way of a tender Abraham Lincoln, while he used to be attending small one-teacher colleges in distant Spencer County, Indiana. bankruptcy 6 during this publication presents the 1st particular research of younger Abraham’s cyphering book—which is definitely the oldest surviving Lincoln manuscript. one other cyphering booklet, this one ready via William Beattie in 1835, might have been ready as a unique present for the King of britain. The analyses clarify the level of the keep an eye on which the cyphering culture had over university arithmetic in North the USA and nice Britain among 1630 and 1840.

In their ultimate bankruptcy Ellerton and Clements establish six classes from their study into the cyphering culture which relate to present-day conditions surrounding institution arithmetic. those classes are interested in sharp variations among meant, carried out and attained curricula, the outstanding worth that many scholars positioned upon their cyphering books, the ethnomathematical conditions which surrounded the arrangements of the extreme cyphering books, and qualitative changes among British and North American university mathematics.

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Money (1993) reported that in 1700 there were at least 17 private tutors within the European settlements in North America who advertised that they were willing to receive students for cyphering, and that between 1720 and 1740 this number grew to 49. So, it is quite feasible that the manuscript under examination in this chapter was prepared in one of the very early New England schools. The first of the seven pages shows Section 15. It is likely that the notes were copied from, or perhaps dictated from, an existing manuscript—perhaps from another cyphering book—and that the number “15” on the first page corresponded to the number of a statement or section on one of the pages in that other document.

A. 1007/978-3-319-02502-5_3, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014 23 24 3 “Thomas Prust his Booke Amen 1702” cornerstones and inspirations of our collection—not only in terms of its age, but also in light of its fine calligraphy and the authenticity of the tradition it represents. High Calligraphy in Thomas Prust’s 1702–1703 Manuscript Some of the calligraphy and penmanship in the early sections of Thomas Prust’s cyphering is spectacular—as will become evident in some of the illustrations in the figures in this chapter which are reproductions of pages or parts of pages from what remains of Thomas Prust’s manuscript.

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