I have a treat for those of you who love to use classical curriculum! Ray’s Arithmetic, a math curriculum, was created in the 19th century and used widely during its time. It is still a very popular homeschool math curriculum today, and I’m so excited to have the downloads right here, for your convenience.
I took copyright-free images of the original Ray’s Arithmetic math books and edited them with Adobe Acrobat, to remove marks and to straighten the pages (I didn’t alter the original text).
A bit about the ‘grade levels’: Don’t be picky about the ‘grade level’ I suggest below. They’re only guidelines. As we homeschoolers know, children learn at different speeds and methods, so look through the curriculum and assign it to any grade you’d like. I have often assigned ‘1st grade’ work to my ‘7th grader,’ and ‘high school’ reading to my ‘3rd grader.’ Don’t worry about labels such as grade levels; you know your child best!
Here are the free math curriculum downloads:
To view the files, simply click on them and they’ll open as .pdf documents (your system likely will just open it; if not, download the free reader program here). View or print or share as you please — these works are in the public domain.