|Solving equations in the Olden Days vs. the 21st Century|
|I. Wentworth's New School Algebra (published in 1898), Chapter 2, "Simple Equations," final problems [click to enlarge]:|
|II. 8th grade Connected Mathematics, Unit 5, "Say it With Symbols," Investigations 4: "Solving Equations", final problems [click to enlarge]:|
III. Extra Credit:
Compare the skill sets necessary to complete these problems. Think about your answer to this question, discuss your ideas with your peers, and then write a summary of your findings in your journal.