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Posters illustrating mathematics concepts in such places as China, Japan, India, and the Americas.
A thorough study of Benjamin Franklin's mathematical accomplishments, in particular his work on magic squares.
A boy gives 11 coins of equal denomination to a man, and the man finds that their total value in yen is 4 less than his age.
This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum. It was published in 1744.
The author became fascinated with the mysterious role of √-1 in electronics. Turning to history for insight, he brings the perspectives of both a practical man and a scholar in conveying the enchantment of mathematics for a non-mathematician.
Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.
Two men have a certain amount of money. The first says to the second, "If you give me 5 denari, I will have 7 times what you have left."

Problems from a 15th century French manuscript, including one with negative solutions

The "rood", a linear measure dating from many centuries ago, is calculated anew in today's classrooms.
The quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics will be in Mexico City, July 14-18, 2008.