Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

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Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

How much does Landowner A give to each worker knowing Landowner B gives a certain amount more and has few workers.

The eleventh International Congress on Mathematical Education will meet in Monterrey, Mexico from July 6 to July 13, 2008.

A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.

Two men rent a pasture for 100 liras on the understanding that two cows are to be counted as being equivalent to three sheep. The first puts in 60 cows and 85 sheep; the second 80 cows and 100 sheep. How much should each pay?

This book explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress.

In a square box that contains 1000 marbles, how many will it take to reach across the bottom of the box in a straight row?

A fellow said that when he counted his nuts by twos, threes, fours, fives and sixes, there was still one left over; but when he counted them by sevens they came out even. How many did he have?

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