Review Arithmetic Practice Book 2 Decimals, Percentage and Arithmetic in Daily Life, by the United States Armed Forces Institute
Five out of five stars
Published in 1940, this book is a fascinating look back into the general education of people in the U. S. military at a time when World War II was raging in Europe and Asia, but the United States was not yet involved. It is meant to be a review of basic arithmetic and how it is used in routine operations.
This book is a workbook containing small sets of exercises designed to test the reader’s understanding of the operations as well as their ability to carry them out. Answers to all the questions are given at the end.
The Allied victory in World War II was achieved by production and science and technology applied to the development of new devices for making war. There was substantial technical progress during the war years, witness the production of jet planes, war rockets and the atomic bomb. This book is a look into the general math skills that the U. S. military needed in its’ ranks during that critical time.