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A biography stressing Agnesi's deep commitment to help those in need.
There is a mound of earth in the shape of a frustum of a cone.

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is presented in the version of Scottish mathematician James Gregory -- without the use of limits.

The authors provide an analysis and English translation of the argument by a little known French mathematician that calculus should be based on series rather than on infinitesimals.

A small selection of Euler's works, explained by a master expositor.
Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.
There is a number which when divided by 2, or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6 always has a remainder of 1 and is truly divisible by 7. It is sought what is the number?
A summary of the history of the problem of finding the region of greatest area bounded by a given perimeter. This essay was a winner of the HOM SIGMAA student essay contest in 2006.