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The story of the negative numbers
The work of the great Renaissance artist/scientist Leonardo da Vinci can be taught in secondary schools through an integrated approach of several disciplines. This article explores the approach of the Ross School.
There is a log of precious wood 18 feet long whose bases are 5 feet and 2.5 feet in circumference. Into what lengths should the log be cut to trisect its volume?

An excellent and careful study of matrix methods for solving systems of linear equations in first century China.

You have two sums of money, the difference of which is 2 dirhams; you divide the smaller sum by the larger and the quotient is equal to 1/2. What are the two sums of money?
Photo of Plimpton 322, an old Babylonian Tablet, from the Plimpton Collection at the Columbia University Library. Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.
The eleventh International Congress on Mathematical Education will meet in Monterrey, Mexico from July 6 to July 13, 2008.
This book explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress.


The story of Gerbert, who became Pope Sylvester II in 999, and his mathematics.
Given two circle tangent at the point P with parallel diameters AB, CD, prove that APD and BPC are straight lines.

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