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This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

A leech invited a slug for a lunch a leuca away.
This is from a letter of June, 1695 in which Leibniz is discussing differentiation with Johann Bernoulli. The work in which these letters appear is the Virorum Celeberr. Got. Gul. Leibnitii et Johann Bernoulli Commercium Philosophicum et Mathematica, originally published in 1740.
The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.
There are four companies, in one of which there are 6 men, in another 8, and in each of the remaining two, 9 men. How many ways can a committee of 4 men be composed by choosing one man from each company?
This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
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 length of those sides.

The author shows how teachers can use Leonhard Euler's original works in the classroom to explore Euler's famous polyhedral formula,
V + F = E + 2.

This is an invited working conference as part of the ICMI Study Series.

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