Exams Coming Up: Got to Start Hitting the Books

16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Durrell's School Algebra (1912)

Friday, October 27, 1911: Must begin to get ready for our coming examinations, which come around again next Monday and Tuesday.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

It’s interesting that Grandma was apparently worrying about upcoming exams on a Friday evening.

Based upon how she reacted during previous exam periods, I would have thought that she’d have waited until Sunday evening to get stressed.  In yesterday’s entry she was struggling with L.C.M. (lowest/least common multiples) and H.C.F. (highest common factor) in algebra.  Maybe she still doesn’t get them.

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  1. [...] she had mentioned that she was struggling in algebra and worried about upcoming exams. And on Friday, she’d written that she “must begin to get ready for out coming examinations which come around [...]

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