A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...

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This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.

Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogshead) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.

In order to encourage his son in the study of arithmetic, a father agrees to pay him 8 pennies for every problem solved correctly and to charge him 5 pennies for each incorrect solution.

What will the diameter of a sphere be, when its volume and surface area are expressed by the same number?

This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.

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These posters illustrate aspects of the history of mathematics in countries from Babylonia to Ireland.