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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.
There are four companies, in one of which there are 6 men, in another 8, and in each of the remaining two, 9 men. How many ways can a committee of 4 men be composed by choosing one man from each company?

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

The authors provide descriptions of Maya calendar systems, photos of artifacts, examples of calendar conversions, and exercises for classroom use.
A discussion of a collaborative effort in Italy to produce materials enabling secondary school teachers to use the history of mathematics in the classroom.
A wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.
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.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.

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