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Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
Knowing the base, b, and the altitude, a, of a triangle. Find the expression for a side of the inscribed square.
A history of attempts to develop formulas expressing the sums of powers of the first n positive integers from the Pythagoreans to Jakob Bernoulli. With exercises.

As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

Website containing much information on mathematical symbolism and terminology, as well as portraits of mathematicians from postage stamps.
Four episodes in the history of geometry are discussed, where dynamic geometry helps in understanding the ideas.
A horse halving its speed every day runs 700 miles in 7 days.
A collection of short lectures by Howard Eves giving details on 20 important happenings in the history of mathematics before 1650.
This website is connected to the book, The Joy of Pi. It has numerous interesting facts about pi, with links to additional sites.

Images from Frans van Schooten's 1659 edition of The Geometry of Rene Descartes

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