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Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.
Given a pendulum as shown. The height of the pendulum is two units and its horizontal width is 2 units. What is the area of the pendulum?
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
An official asks a woman why she has so many bowls to wash. The woman explains that she had dinner guests who ate meat, rice, and soup. Judging by the number of bowls, how many guests were there?
An introduction to the work of Venn as well as the work of the author in extending some of Venn's results.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.
An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.

How Euler resolved the paradox first noted by Maclaurin that nine points should determine a curve of order three, yet two such curves can intersect in nine points

A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.