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There is a four sided field.
This resource consists of a series of 61 worksheets, each focused on a particular problem and related to a particular historical mathematical personality.
The square of a certain number multiplied by itself and by 200 is 446,976. What is the number?

Our reviewer praises the selection of excerpts, the use of facsimiles rather than transcriptions, and the commentary and English translation in this collection.

The expression 0^0 is usually called an indeterminate form. This article details the history of the meaning of this expression and concludes that, in some cases, we should evaluate it as 1.
This is the title page of the Treatise of Algebra (1685), by John Wallis. This is probably the first attempt at a history of the subject of algebra, presented in the context of a text on the subject. Among the most famous parts of this treatise is Wallis's discussion of the work of Thomas Harriot, especially his contention that Rene Descartes plagiarized Harriot's symbolization procedure in algebra.
This collection of readings gives details on the history of mathematics education in the U.S. from 1828 to 1959.
A man has four creditors. To the first he owes 624 ducats; to the second, 546; to the third, 492; and to the fourth 368.
In one day, a person can make 30 arrows or fletch [put the feathers on] 20 arrows.
These posters illustrate aspects of the history of mathematics in countries from Babylonia to Ireland.

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