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A biography of the geometer Donald Coxeter.
A ladder is placed perpendicular to the plane of the horizon, and in coincidence with the plane of an upright wall.

Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

A teacher agreed to teach 9 months for $562.50 and his board. At the end of the term, on account of two months absence caused by sickness, he received only $409.50. What was his board worth per month?
A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
A guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind and the host rides off to catch up with the guest once he discovers the clothes. Assuming the host rides without stop tell how far he can go in a day?
The Ohio Section Short Course will consider the use of original sources in teaching mathematics.
Suppose that the propability of success in an experiment is 1/10. How many trials of the experiment are necessary to insure even odds on it happening at least once?
A wooden beam is stood vertically against a wall. The length of the beam is 30 units.
Given a door and a measuring rod of unknown dimensions, the rod is used to measure the door.

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