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Suppose a lighthouse is built on the top of a rock; the distance between a place of observation and that part of the rock level with the eye is 620 yds.
A bridge is built across a river in 6 months by 45 men. It is washed away by the current. Required the number of workmen sufficient to build another of twice as much worth in 4 months.

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
A survey of techniques of minimizing and maximizing over the centuries.
In order to encourage his son in the study of arithmetic, a father agrees to pay him 8 pennies for every problem solved correctly and to charge him 5 pennies for each incorrect solution.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
What number which being increased by 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 of itself, the sum shall be 75?
A collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.
A brief introduction to the life of John Napier, along with an animation of calculations using Napier's bones.