Maths HistoryThis Powerpoint presentation shows a selection of images from the pages of a 4th Class Maths Book from 1940’s Ireland. It shows examples of old money (pounds, shillings and pence), old measures of length (miles, perches, furlongs), old measures of capacity (gallons, pecks and bushels), old shop bills and much more. It’s a bit of nostalgia with lots of unusual language, but it might be worth showing pupils what 4th class pupils had to learn for maths in 1940’s Ireland.

You can choose to view the presentation in the Slideshare that is embedded below or you can download the Powerpoint, but it is a relatively large file.

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