Advanced Arithmetic for Canadian Schools, 1882
Students were expected to learn complex arithmetic before they left school. Younger students learned simple sums in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, then graduated to weights, measurements, and problems. Note the different measurements given in this arithmetic book from 1882. Do you recognize all of them? Do we still use these measurements? Note that the measurements are given in lists, which students were probably expected to memorize. How long do you think it would take you to memorize these two pages of lists?
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