**I. The 14th homework assignment (and preliminary "Story") from the Interactive Math Program: Integrated High School Mathematics, Year 1** [click on pictures to enlarge]:

**II. The 14th homework assignment (and preliminary discussion) in Wentworth's**(published in 1898) [click on picture to enlarge]:

*New School Algebra***III. Extra Credit**

What would today's high school English classes look like if they contained and solicited as much mathematics as the amount of narrative and verbiage contained and solicited by today's high school math classes?

## 3 comments:

Surely you mean that Wentworth's algebra was published in 1898?

The Interactive Math homework is a nightmare. What an utterly pointless waste of time and energy. My brain hurts!

Thanks for catching that, FedUpMom!

First of all, how charming that a mathematical concept that has real-world applicability, and that was, in fact, devised to deal with problems in the real world (the concept of negative numbers) ignores all possibility of being taught in that real-world context in favor of a made-up and physically impossible and non-intuitive fantasy model.

Secondly, my God, this book is intended for high school students!

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