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Given the cats eye as shown. Let the radius of the eye be given by R. What is the area of the pupil?
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.
There is a garden is the shape of a rhombus whose side is 768.52 feet. Within the garden is an inscribed square flower bed whose side is 396 feet. What is the area of the garden?
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.

As is the case with a great deal of interesting mathematics, the conic sections are believed to have been discovered in an attempt to solve a problem, a problem which on the surface seems to have nothing to do with conic sections.

Review of Bertram's text on the history of Greek science.

This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.
Two pages from a 1650 manuscript of the Lilavati of Bhaskara II (1114-1185). The second photo is an illustration of the Pythagorean Theorem.
A survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.