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There is something very satisfying to the medievalist in me that I spent the afternoon counting up the takings from the school Christmas fair on a chequered tablecloth.

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watervole
15th Dec, 2009 08:36 (UTC)
We'll make you chancellor yet...

But did you use the grid to do the actual math? (counting tables are an interesting corner of medieval arithmetic)
were_gopher
15th Dec, 2009 11:57 (UTC)
What I used it to do was make lines of ten with each square making a pounds worth in different coins so each line was ten pounds. I then used it to sort the different coins into blocks for bagging which made sorting the smaller silver and the copper a lot quicker and somewhat more resistant to acts of cat because the piles were smaller.

As for being chancellor, no way, someone else can be target of the week. Being the power behind the throne is much more fun (which is why I'm keeping my head down at the moment because the chair of the PTA is emigrating to New Zealand next month.)
watervole
15th Dec, 2009 12:00 (UTC)
Not quite a counting table (they were used for addition), but still a nifty coin-sorting method. I like it.
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