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A biography of the 18th century author of an early calculus text, with some translations from the text.

The history of the four color problem with sketches of the attempted proofs in the nineteenth century and an outline of the computer proof of the twentieth century.

The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.

Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, 2 when divided by 3, 5, 7 respectively.

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.

In his analysis of volumes of wine barrels, Kepler used ideas that would become important in differential and integral calculus. Use this article's animated visual imagery to help share Kepler's ideas with your students.

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

There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.

A collection of biographies of sixty mathematicians from the eighteenth century to the twentieth.