A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.

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A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".

How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics

NCTM Meeting in Philadelphia

Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.

This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.

This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.

Of a collection of mango fruits, the king took 1/6; the queen 1/5 the remainder, and the three princes took 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 (of the same remainder); and the youngest child took the remaining 3 mangoes.

Simpson's methods for finding maxima and minima are explored by using examples from his "Doctrine and Application of Fluxions." Many of his techniques could be used in today's classroom.

This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.