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If I were to give 7 pennies to each beggar at my door, I would have 24 pennies left in my purse. How many beggars are there and how much money do I have?
Poster picturing five famous women, from Hypatia to Grace Hopper.
A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?
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.
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.
A cultural history of the infinite, from ancient to modern times, in which the author clarifies the conceptual underpinnings of this vast topic.
Download the three winning essays to learn about Kepler's mathematical astronomy, the roots of modern algebra, and the Quadrivium of Isidore of Seville.
This website contains a complete version of Euclid's Elements, with all the proofs.
The first page of Pathway to Knowledge by Robert Recorde (1510-1558). A version of Euclid's Elements, with commentary by Recorde to make it easier to understand. This page includes Euclid's first three postulates.
A wonderful survey of the history of mathematics, emphasizing its relationship with the ambient culture.