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This 1989 revision of the 1969 NCTM yearbook still provides wonderful suggestions for using the history of mathematics in the classroom.
This is page 167 from the Exercitationes mathematicae (1657) of Frans van Schooten (1615-1660). This book contained a collection of mathematical construction problems, among much else. It was one of the books read by Isaac Newton while he was a student at Cambridge University and helped to introduce him to modern mathematics. On this page we see a construction enabling one to find the distance across a river.
Prove geometrically that the hypocycloid is a straight line when the radius of the rolling circle is one-half the radius of the fixed circle.
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse
A collection of sixteen posters of contributors to calculus, with brief biographical sketches.
A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.
These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
Videotape of aspects of the history of mathematics.
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.

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