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This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
Original source material from seventeen mathematicians, with commentary by Stephen Hawking.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
This meeting will take place at the MAA Carriage House in Washington, DC on April 19, 2008.
A discussion of the meaning of mathematical unsolvability in the context of the history of Abel's proof of the unsolvability of the quintic equation in terms of radicals.
If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?
A wooden log is encased in a wall. If we cut part of the wall away to a depth of 1 inch...