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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Staff 

Old school learning at Jones School


August 30, 2018

For those struggling with common core arithmetic, a reprieve is available at the Jones Schoolhouse at the Palouse Empire Fair this year.

“We’re not teaching new math at the schoolhouse,” said Kathy Meyers, a long-time Whitman County Historical Society member and teacher at the schoolhouse. Instead, Meyers and her fellow teachers and docents teach more the history of math, including Roman numerals.

“Some of them (visitors) have never had Roman numerals,” she noted.

During the fair, the interior of the schoolhouse will revert to the year classes were first held in the the one-roo...

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