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A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
Two pages from a 1650 manuscript of the Lilavati of Bhaskara II (1114-1185). The second photo is an illustration of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.
There is a fish whose body weighs 8oz. Tell me how much the whole fish weighs?
Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Given a triangular piece of land having two sides 10 yards in length and its base 12 yards, what is the largest square that can be constructed within this piece of land so that one of its sides lies along the base of the triangle?
A summary of the history of the problem of finding the region of greatest area bounded by a given perimeter. This essay was a winner of the HOM SIGMAA student essay contest in 2006.
Page 8, Images from the Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Armand Borel, Karol Borsuk, Raoul Bott, William Browder, H. Arlen Brown, and R. Creighton Buck
A sourcebook of original materials in the history of mathematics from ancient times to the early twentieth century.
Page from the table of contents of Robert Recorde's The Grounde of Artes (1543) in which is outlined the first dialogue. This dialogue deals with some of the elements of arithmetic, including the basic operations and the use of the rule of three (or the Golden rule).

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