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This is the opening page of the section of the geometrical work of Oronce Fine (1494-1555) dealing with Euclid's work on circles. This is part of Fine's major work entitled Protomathesis, which covered arithmetic, astronomy and astronomical instruments, as well as geometry.
In a square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?
A fellow said that when he counted his nuts by twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes, there was still one left over; but when he counted them by sevens they came out even. How many did he have?
A lively description of ten of the greatest feuds in mathematics.
Fourth Annual Smoky Mountain Undergraduate Conference on the History of Mathematics

This website offers a collection of biographies of mathematicians and a variety of resources on the development of various branches of mathematics. It is an extremely rich and extensive site.

Considering non-unique representation of Maya calendar numbers may help your students understand their own number system better.
Three people buy wood together. One pays the merchant 5 coins, another 3 coins, and the last 2 coins.
This is the title page of the Nova Scientia (1537) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1499-1557). In this work, Tartaglia discussed the mathematics of artillery and developed methods for determining the range of a cannon.

Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the lengths of those sides.