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Flash Cards, Fractions

Flash Cards, Fractions

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flash cards
date made
ca 1903
maker
Cincinnati Game Company
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
ID Number
2014.0293.08
catalog number
2014.0293.08
accession number
2014.0293
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Teaching Collection
subject
Mathematics
Mathematical Recreations
Education
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Arithmetic Teaching
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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