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TOS Review – Dollar Homeschool/Ray's Arithmetic

on February 18, 2010

Ah Math.  How we love to hate you.  *ahem*

I always joke and say that I should have been taught math the “old” way…  not that new fangled way I was taught!  The way my dad talks about his math classes, and how things were related to real life?  A far cry from the way it was for me.

You know what Dollar Homeschool does?  It brings us back ALL those old math texts and teaching tools of all kinds!  Right into your hands, well after you print it out, of course.

It can actually be a little bit overwhelming, the sheer amount of information contained in this file.  The Ecclectic Education Series was used almost exclusively in American classrooms from roughly 1865 to 1915.  Included in this series are Ray’s Arithmetic and the McGuffey Readers along with books for History, Science and Grammar.

The Crew was sent Ray’s Arithmetic to review.  Ray’s Arithmetic series is a collection of 38 books that have been scanned {textbooks, answer keys, and teacher’s editions} and are intended to use as ‘printing’ curriculum. As you need materials, you print what you need.

Really, if you liked these old texts (which I do, they are often written much much more reader friendly than a lot of modern texts are), then after purchasing Ray’s cd, you probably wouldn’t need much else in the way of curriculum.

While I personally probably won’t be using the series exclusively, I have already gleaned some great nuggets of wisdom.

Check out the list of books included in the EES here.

Ray’s Arithmetic is a curriculum that goes from Kindergarten to Grade 12 for a mere $59 in American funds!

See what my fellow crew members had to say here.

Disclaimer: The only compensation that I received for this review was a free copy of the materials. I will give honest and truthful reviews, and where concern is warranted, it will be noted.


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