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

In a right triangle, let the perpendicular be 5 and the sum of the base and hypotenuse 25. Find the lengths of the base and hypotenuse

Curve sketching, tangent lines, and optimization, explored via interactive applets

Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
A journey through numbers from their earliest beginning in India to the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by Wiles.
A description of this well-regarded website.
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.
The authors provide descriptions of Maya calendar systems, photos of artifacts, examples of calendar conversions, and exercises for classroom use.
A reprint of the 32nd yearbook of the NCTM, dealing with developments in mathematics education in the U.S. and Canada. In particular, it gives a history of the various reform movements up to the publication date of 1980.

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

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