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A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.
Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer both offered approximate constructions of regular pentagons for the use of artists. This article explains these constructions.
A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".

Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.