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A sourcebook of original materials in the history of mathematics from ancient times to the early twentieth century.
Fibonacci gave a practical rule for approximating the area of an equilateral triangle.
After completing this assignment on Simon Stevin's treatment of decimal fractions in his 1585 De Thiende, the author's preservice mathematics teachers understood why our usual procedure for multiplying such fractions works.
Thumbnail sketches of statisticians throughout history.
The Ohio Section Short Course will consider the use of original sources in teaching mathematics.
A wooden beam is stood vertically against a wall. The length of the beam is 30 units.
Two officers each have a company of men, the one has 40 less than the other.
Given a door and a measuring rod of unknown dimensions, the rod is used to measure the door.
An old Chinese general led his army to a river with a steep bank. Standing atop the bank, he held a stick 6 feet long perpendicular to himself.
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is presented in the version of Scottish mathematician James Gregory -- without the use of limits.