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

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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.

Images from <em>De revolutionibus,</em> the book of Nicolaus Copernicus in which he presented his heliocentric theory, arguing that the planets, including the Earth, rotated about the Sun

Collection (from 1614) of Roger Bacon's 13th century writings on applications of mathematics

Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the length of those sides.

The square root of half the number of bees in a swarm has flown out upon a jessamine bush; 8/9 of the swarm has remained behind.

This is an invited working conference as part of the ICMI Study Series.

A comprehensive history of trigonometry from ancient times to the Renaissance.

Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the lengths of those sides.

Explain the geometric basis of "completing the square," the original method of solving quadratic equations, to your students.