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Given a guest on horseback rides 300 li in a day. The guest leaves his clothes behind. The host discovers them after 1/3 day, and he starts out with the clothes.
Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer both offered approximate constructions of regular pentagons for the use of artists. This article explains these constructions.
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.
A book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.

Images from Frans van Schooten's 1659 edition of The Geometry of Rene Descartes

This meeting, held in conjunction with the NCTM Annual Meeting, will be dedicated to the memory of Karen Dee Michalowicz.
Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
A collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.
How does geometry begin? This work explores the origins of geometry in the work of artisans.

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