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Download the two winning essays to learn about using indivisibles to find the area under a cycloid arch in the 17th century and about the Radon transform and its use in x-ray tomography in the 20th century.
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.
This is the title page of Isaac Barrow's Latin edition of the works of Archimedes, the first four books of Apollonius's Conics, and Theodosius's Spherica. It was published in 1675.
Poster of Banneker, with a brief description of his life and work.
A collection of articles dealing with mathematical models and objects and how they can be used in teaching.

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.

Now there are six-headed four-legged animals and four-headed two-legged birds placed together.
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.
A survey of the attempts to prove Kepler's conjecture over the past 400 years.