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Considering non-unique representation of Maya calendar numbers may help your students understand their own number system better.
An introduction to the priority dispute between Euler and D'Alembert relating to several mathematical ideas that both worked on in the 1740s and 1750s.
This is the title page of the Nova Scientia (1537) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1499-1557). In this work, Tartaglia discussed the mathematics of artillery and developed methods for determining the range of a cannon.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.
Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.
Make a crown of gold copper, tin, and iron weighing 60 minae: gold and copper shall be 2/3 of it; gold and tin, 3/4 of it; and gold and iron, 3/5 of it. Find the required weights of gold, copper, tin, and iron.
Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
A sketch of the history of topology, beginning with the polyhedron formula, but continuing up to the present.