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Beautifully illustrated practical mathematics manuscript designed to impress King James I

Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible.

The first arithmetic book published in England was a 1522 Latin text by Cuthbert Tunstall.

Leonard and Thomas Digges applied mathematics to the science of war, including, as illustrated here, for troop formation.

A woodcutter starts to fell a tree 4 feet in diameter, and cuts half way through. One face of the cut is horizontal, and the other face is inclined to the horizontal at an angle of 45 degrees. Find the volume of the wood cut out.
The triangle ABC has a right angle at C. Show that 1/ED=1/AC+1/AB
A railway train strikes a snowdrift which creates a constant resistance. How long does it take the snow to stop the train?
A tree is 20 feet tall and has a circumference of 3 feet. There is a vine that winds seven equally spaced times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine?
Considering non-unique representation of Maya calendar numbers may help your students understand their own number system better.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.

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