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This textbook seamlessly combines the history of non-Euclidean geometry with the mathematical ideas.
A biography of the 18th century author of an early calculus text, with some translations from the text.
A number is required; that the square shall be equal to twice the cube.
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.
Historical Problems can be used to enliven any mathematics class. Here are some examples from medieval times, from a 19th century American textbook, and from a 19th century Armenian textbook, among other sources.
A five-volume set of biographies of mathematicians from ancient times to the twentieth century, aimed at secondary students.
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.
I have two fields of grain. From the first field I harvest 2/3 a bushel of grain/unit area; from the second, 1/2 bushel/unit area.
The author compares Greek ladder, continued fraction, and Newton's Method approximations, noting that the Greek ladder easily gives both of Archimedes' famous bounds.