Free Classical Math Curriculum from 1878!

July 23rd, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website: Math

This very plain website houses a most unusual math resource. It was
discovered by ClickSchooling list member Dora Moreland who wrote, “I
happened upon this website by pure luck. It has a downloadable arithmetic
book from 1878! Even if you have a fabulous math program already, it is fun
to look at and see what kids learned from 130 years ago.”

When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction explaining that
the book, “First Lessons In Arithmetic,” was published in 1878 and handed
down from one generation to the next by the Potter family. Don Potter
decided to put the antiquated volume on the net because, “This math book
will provide home school parents…a incomparable tool from the past to help
their students master the fundamentals of arithmetic.” Chapters on the menu

  • Basic Addition
  • Basic Subtraction
  • Basic Multiplication
  • Basic Division
  • Fractions
  • Notation and Numeration
  • Advanced Addition & Subtraction
  • Advanced Multiplication
  • Advanced Division
  • Denominate Numbers and Measurement

Click on any chapter, and a pdf file opens with problems and instructions,
accompanied by illustrations sure to create nostalgia for a bygone era.

In addition to the free textbook, Mr. Potter offers a few other links to
math resources on this site as well.



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