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Videotape of aspects of the history of mathematics.

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
There is a number which when divided by 2, or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 always has a remainder of 1 and is truly divisible by 7. It is sought what is the number?
Classrom suggestions for integrating Leonardo's ideas in several different classes
A discussion of aspects of Leonardo of Pisa's Book of Squares.
Two men starting from the same point begin walking in different directions. Their rates of travel are in the ratio 7:3.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."

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