Flash Cards, Fractions


This educational game consists of fifty-six cards, a pamphlet of instructions, and a case with lid. It is one of a series of games designed under the general editorship of Richard G. Boone and the immediate editorship of David Eugene Smith by E.W. Wilkinson, principal of the First Intermediate School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Game Company was a subsidiary of the U.S. Playing Card Company, formed from the Fireside Game Company in 1900 to publish instructive games for use in the schools.

The cards in this game have a scene showing several children gathered around a blackboard and a card table. An adult is on the right, reading. Various fractions are shown around the edge. On the front of each card is a fraction. A pamphlet of instructions explains play. The cards and pamphlet fit in a red cardboard box. A mark on the lid reads: EDUCATIONAL GAMES (/) FRACTIONS (/) COPYRIGHTED, 1902, BY (/) THE CINCINNATI GAME Co. (/) CINCINNATI, O.

Compare 2014.0293.06, 2014.0293.07, and 2014.0293.08.

Date Made: ca 1903

Maker: Cincinnati Game Company

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Mathematics, Mathematical Recreations, Education

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Teaching Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0293.08Catalog Number: 2014.0293.08Accession Number: 2014.0293

Object Name: flash cards

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.5 cm x 6.8 cm x 9.2 cm; 31/32 in x 2 11/16 in x 3 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-bbb0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1692958

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