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Subtitled How an Ancient Brotherhood Cracked the Code of the Universe and Lit the Path from Antiquity to Outer Space, this is a book of entertaining stories more so than scholarly research.
A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
Determine the different values of x, when a certain function hits a minimum.
Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer both offered approximate constructions of regular pentagons for the use of artists. This article explains these constructions.
There is a mound of earth in the shape of a frustum of a cone.
Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.
This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
A description of a long-running conference in which undergraduate mathematics students gather to share their research on the history of mathematics.

This book describes some of the so-called temple geometry problems that Japanese mathematicians posed and solved beginning in the seventeenth century.