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What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

Page from al-Khwarizmi's algebra text written in about 825. The proof of the rule for solving a quadratic equation of the form "squares plus roots equal numbers".
A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.
Arithmos seminars are 24-hour workshops on the classics of mathematics, read in the original, or in a scholarly English translation.
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?
Given a rectangle, find the line through one vertex of minimum length that passes through the extensions of the two opposite sides.
Cantor's work on Fourier series provides historical motivation for the study of point-set topology.
A summary of the history of the problem of finding the region of greatest area bounded by a given perimeter. This essay was a winner of the HOM SIGMAA student essay contest in 2006.
This is a page from a manuscript of the Algebra (Maqalah fi al-jabra wa-al muqabalah) of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). This work is known for its solution of the various cases of the cubic equation by finding the intersections of appropriately chosen conic sections.

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