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The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.

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

Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
A father wills his estate valued at $40, 000 to his three children. Before the settlement one of the children dies. What should the other two receive?
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
Suppose a lighthouse is built on the top of a rock; the distance between a place of observation and that part of the rock level with the eye is 620 yds.

Convergence Advisory Board 2004-2009

A study of the rise of English algebra from the Medieval period to the end of the seventeenth century.
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