Ray's Arithmetics teach arithmetic in an orderly fashion, starting from rules and principles, building knowledge
piece by piece, leading pupils from simple to complex. From the very first pages, Ray's Arithmetics incorporate
what has become the scourge of today's math students - story problems. Students must READ simple sentences which pose
real life problems, decide whether to add, subtract, multiply or divide, and finally arrive at the answer - sometimes
mentally - sometimes in writing.
Ray's Arithmetics students learn arithmetic, increase their reading comprehension
skills, and learn to think rather than plod through page after page of addition or subtraction problems with a
one-line direction at the top of each page. A student raised on Ray's will not even know he should be fearful of
"story problems" because from day one every problem is posed in a sentence format.
Most early work is to be done with real objects such as fruit, counting blocks, or marbles. Later it is to be done in
the head with mental images of the objects. When children are ready to think symbolically, they gradually drop their
use of objects and images and learn to compute quickly with digits. Thus the child is carefully led through three
growth states in arithmetic: 1) the manipulative stage, 2) the mental image stage, 3) the abstract stage.
Over 120 million copies were sold in American education's golden age. Many millions of children used these
Arithmetics in the generations that produced Edison, Bell, and Ford. Now it's your turn.
THE CLASSICS ARE BACK!
Mott Media has republished the version of Ray's Arithmetic
from the late 1870's and early 1880's!
RAY'S NEW PRIMARY ARITHMETIC
This book introduces the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, along
with counting and other basic skills. It can be used to guide your teaching for about two years - through
grades 1 and 2. It goes farther than the average second grade course, but with Ray's mental system
many second graders are able to do this work.
96 pages, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-059-8 List Price: $8.99
RAY'S NEW INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC
Extends work in the four operations to higher numbers and begins fractions, measurements, ratio and
percentage. Can be used with many children through grades 3 and 4.
144 pages, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-060-4 List Price: $12.99
RAY'S NEW PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC
Reviews basic arithmetic skills and carries them to high levels. Also covers topics of measurement,
factoring, decimals, percentage, ratio, proportion, powers, roots, and geometry. For grades 5 and 6.
Good mastery of this book takes a child higher than a usual grade 6 level.
336 pages, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-061-1 List Price: $16.99
KEY TO RAY'S NEW ARITHMETICS
(PRIMARY, INTELLECTUAL, AND PRACTICAL)
Contains answers for problems in these elementary level books: Ray's New Primary Arithmetic, Ray's New Intellectual
Arithmetic, and Ray's New Practical Arithmetic.
224 pages, Hardbound
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-054-3 List Price: $13.99 - While Supplies Last
A book of problems designed to help the teacher evaluate the studentís mastery of arithmetic. It is best used with students who are studying the Practical or Higher Arithmetics.
224 pages, Hardbound
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-057-4 List Price: $13.99
RAY'S NEW HIGHER ARITHMETIC
Includes philosophical understandings; principles and properties of numbers; and advanced study of
common and decimal fractions, measurements, ratio, proportion, percentage, powers and roots, series,
business math, and geometry. Has challenging work for advanced students and basic work for slower
students. Can be used for grades 7 and 8, as well as for high school.
416 pages, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-063-5 List Price: $18.99
KEY TO RAY'S NEW HIGHER ARITHMETIC
Contains answers for problems in Higher Arithmetic.
224 pages, Hardbound
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-056-7 List Price: $13.99
PARENT-TEACHER GUIDE FOR RAY'S NEW ARITHMETICS
by Ruth Beechick
Guides scheduling and planning of lessons for the Rayís texts. Shows where to adapt
to the needs of slower or advanced students, making selective use of basic portions
that are important for all students and higher-level portions that challenge the best
students. Provides a test for each unit. Describes games and activities which add
variety to teaching and learning.
Please Note: This Parent-Teacher Guide has been written EXPRESSLY for Mott Media's republications of Ray's Arithmetic.
186 pages, Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-071-0 List Price: $12.99
8 VOLUME SET
Includes the following books (mixed pb and hb):
•Ray's New Primary Arithmetic
• Ray's New Intellectual Arithmetic
• Ray's New Practical Arithmetic
• Key to Ray's New Practical, Intellectual, and Primary Arithmetic
• Ray's New Test Examples in Arithmetic
• Ray's New Higher Arithmetic
• Key to Ray's New Higher Arithmetic
• Parent-Teacher Guide for
Ray's New Arithmetics
Eight Volumes - Mixed Hardbound and Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-050-5 List Price: $105.99