Monday, September 17, 2007

How to Save Money on Books

I recently went to my grandmother’s house. While I was there she gave me the book “The Complete Arithmetic” published in 1905 that was in my grandfather’s possession. What I found to be the most interesting is that it is meant to be used for years five to eight. When people were poorer and couldn’t place as much of an emphasis on education as we do today, all four years could be taught from one book instead of requiring multiple purchases.

Another thing I found interesting was that some of the word money problems involved fractions of a cent. Inflation has since eliminated that from our math books.

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