Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.

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Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.

Images of the first printed edition of Euclid's Elements

A discussion of why we use "e" to represent the base of the natural logarithm system.

There is a right triangle where: the sum of the upright multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 700 units; and, the sum of the base multiplied by itself twice and the hypotenuse multiplied by itself is 900 units.

This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.

A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.

Poster picturing five famous women, from Hypatia to Grace Hopper.

A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...

Why should we use historical problems in today's classroom? This article answers that question and serves as an introduction to the problems on this website.

After completing this assignment on Simon Stevin's treatment of decimal fractions in his 1585 De Thiende, the author's preservice mathematics teachers understood why our usual procedure for multiplying such fractions works.