5th grade applied math problems: the 1920's vs. the 21st Century (click on pictures to enlarge):
I. The second-to-last "Everyday Use of Numbers" problem set in Hamilton's Essentials of Arithmetic, First Book (published in 1919), p. 363:
1. Which problem set is more "everyday"?
2. Which problem set is better suited to the everyday realities of classroom mangement?