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Illustration of a counting board in Strasbourg
A man died leaving 3 sons, to whom he bequeathed his estate in the following manner: to the eldest he gave 184 dollars; to the second 155 dollars and to the third 96 dollars;
Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.
I am a brazen lion; my spouts are my 2 eyes, my mouth, and the flat of my foot. My right eye fills a jar in 2 days, my left eye in 3, and my foot in 4.
These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
The symposium this year will discuss Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae.
There is much to see in this museum related to the history of mathematics.
The king of France entered into a battle and was defeated. How many soldiers did he have before he was defeated?
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
A tree 100 units high is 200 units distant from a well; from this tree one monkey climbs down and goes to the well...