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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.

A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods.
A history of the various algebraic structures that came together to give us "abstract algebra" by early in the twentieth century.
A man hired a horse in London at 3 pence a mile. He rode 94 miles due West to Bristol then due north to Chester, whence he returned toward London for 66 miles, which put him in Coventry.
There is a log 18 feet long, the diameter of the extremities being 1 ft and 2.6 ft respectively...
The development of 30 important mathematics subjects during the twentieth century made understandable to undergraduate mathematics majors.

The author uses her poem, 'The Enigmatic Number e,' to show how poetry about the history of mathematics can be used to enrich and enliven mathematics instruction.

Short biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities.
The third part of a necklace of pearls, broken in a lover's quarrel, fell to the ground...
Three men have a pile of money, their shares being 1/2, 1/3 and 1/6. Each man takes some money from the pile until nothing is left.