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A history of attempts to solve cubic and higher degree polynomial equations, including the notions of group theory and their relationship to the idea of symmetry.
A popular history of ancient mathematics, dealing with the mathematics of ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
Here is the title page of part I of the General Trattato di Numeri (General Treatise on Number and Measure) (1556) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1500-1557). This is an extensive work on elementary mathematics that was popular in Italy for several decades after its publication.
A website with links to information about numerous topics in the history of mathematics.
A report on an Australian teacher's use of material from the Rhind Papyrus.
A dramatization, in two Acts, of the struggles of European mathematicians of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to come to terms with the newly admitted negative numbers.
Of the two water reeds, the one grows 3 feet and the other 1 foot on the first day. The growth of the first becomes every day half of that of the preceding day, while the other grows twice as much as on the day before.
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?
How high above the earth must a person be raised that he [or she] may see 1/3 of its surface?
A man bought a number of sheep for $225; 10 of them having died, he sold 4/5 of the remainder for the same cost and received $150 for them. How many did he buy?

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