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A book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.
A set of n disjoint, congruent circles packs the surface of a sphere S so that each region of the surface exterior to the circles is bounded by arcs of three of the circles.
Poster picturing five famous women, from Hypatia to Grace Hopper.
This meeting, held in conjunction with the NCTM Annual Meeting, will be dedicated to the memory of Karen Dee Michalowicz.
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.

As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

A comprehensive history of trigonometry from ancient times to the Renaissance.
The ICM meets every four years. This year, the meeting takes place August 22-30 and is being held in Madrid. Section 20 of the Congress deals with the history of mathematics.
Apollonius found how to draw normals to an ellipse from points in the ellipse by using hyperbolas. A modern version is presented here.
On a certain ground stands two poles 12 feet apart, the lesser pole is 35 ft. in height and the greater 40 ft. It is sought, if the greater pole will lean on the lesser, then in what part will it touch?

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