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A biography of Arthur Cayley, the outstanding mathematician of Victorian Britain.
Why should we use historical problems in today's classroom? This article answers that question and serves as an introduction to the problems on this website.
Page 6: Images from the Paul Halmos Photo Collection of Abram Besicovitch, R. H. Bing, Burton W. Jones, Garrett Birkhoff, Abolghassem Ghaffari, Errett Bishop, and Max Black
In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is 9.434 and the sum of the sides around the right angle is 13. Find the lengths of the sides around the right angle.
This is the title page of the Margarita philosophica (Pearl of Wisdom) of Gregor Reisch (1467 - 1525). The first edition was published in 1503. This work was used as a university textbook in the early sixteenth century.
The paperback reprint of this large collection of articles by experts on all aspects of the history and philosophy of mathematics.
The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.
A wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.
Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
A compilation of ethnomathematical ideas from around the world.