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This is the title page of the Nova Scientia (1537) of Niccolo Tartaglia (1499-1557). In this work, Tartaglia discussed the mathematics of artillery and developed methods for determining the range of a cannon.
Given the dimensions of an isosceles trapezoid find the length of the transversal drawn parallel to the bases that divides the trapezoid into 2 equal areas.
Website containing much information on mathematical symbolism and terminology, as well as portraits of mathematicians from postage stamps.
A lively history of number systems and number theory from earliest times up to the notion of "infinity".
Apollonius found how to draw normals to an ellipse from points in the ellipse by using hyperbolas. A modern version is presented here.
A fox, a raccoon, and a hound pass through customs and together pay 111 coins.
This website is connected to the book, The Joy of Pi. It has numerous interesting facts about pi, with links to additional sites.
A sketch of the history of topology, beginning with the polyhedron formula, but continuing up to the present.
A CD with eleven modules, each containing numerous activities designed to help secondary teachers use the history of mathematics to teach mathematics.
A collection of 24 mini-posters, each containing a quotation about mathematics.