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.
Here are the free math curriculum downloads:
I took copyright-free images of the original Ray’s Arithmetic math books and converted them to .pdfs.
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!
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 much as you please — these works are in the public domain.
Let me know if you’re looking for other Ray’s Arithmetic books for older grades; he wrote many more. This set, elementary math curriculum, is his most popular set. UPDATE: Here are the Ray’s Arithmetic books for middle school and high school.
Prefer a non-textbook homeschool math curriculum?
Here is the self-paced free math curriculum, our family uses. It’s a free online math program, so works well with my techy kids.
And here is a free Charlotte Mason math curriculum that comes highly recommended by many parents. It’s very ‘hands-on,’ using household items as counters, for example.