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A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.

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

The edge of a cloud is at an altitude of 20 degrees and the sun above it at 35 degrees. The shadow cast by the edge of the cloud fall on a object 2300 yards away, how high is the cloud?
A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
A man and his wife drink a barrel of wine at different rates. Find the rate it takes both of them together to drink the wine.
Suppose that for every 4 cows a farmer has, he should plow 1 acre of land, and allow 1 acre of pasture for every 3 cows; how many cows could he keep on 140 acres?
In Archimedes' Book of Lemmas (ca 250), he introduces a figure that, due to its shape, has historically been known as "the shoemaker's knife" or arbelos.
Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;
A cylindrical tin tomato can is to be made which shall have a given capacity. Find what should be the ratio of the height to the radius of the base that the smallest possible amount of tin shall be required.
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