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A study of Victorian idealism and its relation to religion, as exemplified in the work of three 19th century British mathematicians.
To find three quantities x.y, and z...
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.
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.
As this biography reveals, Servois fought in battles for Paris and for the foundations of calculus.
A reprint of the 32nd yearbook of the NCTM, dealing with developments in mathematics education in the U.S. and Canada. In particular, it gives a history of the various reform movements up to the publication date of 1980.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.