I thought you all may be interested in this:
Someone at Well Trained Mind forum posted links to RA books free online. 🙂
Okay, maybe this is a dumb question, but I can’t figure out how to actually download them! (The links take you to Google Books) Any help?
There should be a “get it now” button. Click on that and it will ask you to log into your google account if you’re not already logged in (or set up an account if you don’t have one). After that google will add it to your books and you can go online and read it anytime. The only way to read google books offline is with the mobile app for things such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
I never get my books that way. Up on the top right are viewing options. I just click on PDF, then a screen pops up on whether to save or open and I pick one. I’ve also clicked plain text and printed from there, too without a Google acct.
I’ve never done what Dana does.
Ah, thanks Rachel! That is tons easier! (I put mine on my iPad so had never had to figure out another way to do it. )
Thanks ladies. However, I’m not seeing the viewing options that Rachel mentioned. I don’t have a google account and couldn’t create one either (it wanted to send me a text message on my phone to verify the account and we don’t text message.) Hmm, maybe it’s just because we’re out of the US? I don’t know. Oh well, I guess it’s not that big of a deal right now since by this time next week we will be back in the US. And if we decide to go with Ray’s (which I’m leaning pretty strongly towards) I will probably buy the paper books anyhow (since they are still inexpensive) – just was hoping to get a better look at them before I decided for sure. I wasn’t able to find more than a page or 2 of samples online elsewhere that I looked.
Yes, that’s strange. See what the site looks like when you get to the States… And you can always look at it on my computer when we meet in person. I’m too cheap to buy the paper ones. 🙂
Thanks, I’ll wait until we get settled in the States to give it another try. Not like I need to decide today or anything – we won’t need to start something new for math until the fall at the earliest, depending on how we go this spring. Or else, I’ll just come look at yours. =)
Just an fyi that I think http://www.christianbook.com has better sample pages than most other sites.thehauserfamilyMember
Google Books is only for US residents. However if you go to http://openlibrary.org/ you can search and open many google books. Just put in Ray’s Arithmetic and tick the Only show ebooks box under the search and a lot come up. I know for sure you can view the first book, but I am not sure about the others.
Also on open library you can view it online which is great because we often go over our internet cap. for downloads.
Thanks, thehauserfamily, that worked! I wondered if perhaps it was because we are out of the US that it wasn’t working for me.
Appreciate the ideas and suggestions.
Ray’s Primary Arithmetic is available for Free Online here: https://archive.org/stream/raysnewprimarya00raygoog#page/n6
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