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The annual meeting of the NCTM contains numerous sessions dealing with the history of mathematics.
The first detailed biography of James Joseph Sylvester.
This textbook seamlessly combines the history of non-Euclidean geometry with the mathematical ideas.
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.
A certain gentleman ordered that 90 measures of grain were to be transported from his house to another, 30 leucas distant.
A biography of the 18th century author of an early calculus text, with some translations from the text.

A translation of and commentary on Frans van Schooten's work on constructions using only a straightedge. Van Schooten's postulates for use of the straightedge, however, allow the copying of one line segment onto another.

There are two columns in the ruins of Persepolis left standing upright; one is 70 ft. above the plane, and the other 50 ft;
A study of Mullikan's Nautilus, using movies to illustrate the important ideas
In his analysis of volumes of wine barrels, Kepler used ideas that would become important in differential and integral calculus. Use this article's animated visual imagery to help share Kepler's ideas with your students.