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This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.
The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.
The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.
Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
A mouse is at the top of a poplar tree 60 braccia high, and a cat is on the ground at its foot. The mouse decends 1/2 a braccia a day and at night it turns back 1/6 of a braccia.

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