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A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
Poster picturing five famous women, from Hypatia to Grace Hopper.
In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
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.
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
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.
The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
A gallery of episodes from the history of calculus.
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.
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.

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