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The author presents five modules based on mathematics from medieval Islamic cultures for use in a variety of high school and college mathematics courses.
A lion, a wolf and a fox each take a certain amount of time to eat a goat separately. How long would it take all these animals together to eat the goat?
Reprint of a classic biography of Gauss, with a new forward by Jeremy Gray.
A survey of the use of technology in American mathematics teaching over the past 200 years.
A carpenter has undertaken to build a house in 20 days. He takes on another man and says; "If we build the house together, we can accomplish the work in 8 days!" How long would it take this other man to build the house working alone?
The history of the Poincare conjecture up to its recent proof by Grigori Perelman.
Some ideas on using student reports when you teach a course in the history of mathematics
A history of attempts to solve cubic and higher degree polynomial equations, including the notions of group theory and their relationship to the idea of symmetry.

William Cook recounts the history of and computational progress on the traveling salesman problem, emphasizing connections within mathematics and with other disciplines.

Three persons bought a sugar loaf in the form of a perfect cone 25"" high and agreed to divide it...what was the slant height of each one's share?

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