My husband and colleagues (engineers) call it graph paper. (AE)
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Hall and Stevens "A school Arithmetic", printed in 1919, has a chapter on graphing on "squared paper". Some more notes on graph paper can be found here. http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:-1B0-5de6...
I don't know how reliable this information is. (link)
The increased use of graphs and graph paper around the turn of the century is supported by a Preface to the "New Edition" of Algebra for Beginners by Hall and Knight. The book, which was reprinted yearly between the original edition and 1904 had no graphs appearing anywhere. When the "New Edition" appeared in 1906 it had an appendix on "Easy Graphs", and the cover had been changed to include the subhead, "Including Easy Graphs".
The preface includes a strong statement that "the squared paper" should be of good quality and accurately ruled to inches and tenths of an inch.
The term "graph paper" seems not to have caught on quickly. I have a Hall (the same H S Hall as before) and Stevens: A school Arithmetic, printed in 1919 that has a chapter on graphing on "squared paper".
It may be that the term "squared paper" hung on much longer in England than in the US. I have a 1961 copy of Public School Arithmetic ("Thirty-sixth impression, First published in 1910) by Baker and Bourne published in London that still uses the term "squared paper" but uses graphs extensively.http://www.pballew.net/arithme7.html#graphppr
graph paper: Definition:
squared paper: paper on which a series of usually equally or logarithmically spaced vertical and horizontal intersecting lines has been imprinted to facilitate the drawing of graphs and diagramshttp://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861691147/...
It must be more common in BE e.g.-- pin a large piece of 'squared paper' onto a board and draw in the house first.
Let the lines of the "squared paper" act as a grid and use them to help you draw your patterns and shapes.
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