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Whimsical posters of fifteen mathematicians with brief biographies.
A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.
A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
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In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

A gentleman has bought a rectangular piece of land whose perimeter is to be 100 rods; and he is to pay 1 dollar for each rod in the length of the land and 3 dollars for each rod in the breath of the land.
Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.
Historical Problems can be used to enliven any mathematics class. Here are some examples from medieval times, from a 19th century American textbook, and from a 19th century Armenian textbook, among other sources.

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