National Park Service: Junior Ranger Online - What's the Problem?

Do you enjoy math? Abraham Lincoln’s total amount of education was about one year!

He would often do math problems on his own at home. He even made his own workbook! Find the answer to these math problems to learn more about Abraham Lincoln and farm chores in the 1820s.

Abraham Lincoln worked math problems to the “Rule of Three.” It is a different method than we use today. Does that sound familiar? Use your “method” to find the answers to the math problems below and learn about Abraham Lincoln and farm life.


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Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division
Social Studies Topics
American History, U.S. Presidents
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3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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