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A comparison of the Greek and Chinese approach to the idea of similarity.

If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?
Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.
This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY
A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.

Author Keith Devlin argues that the impact of the Pisan merchant and his Arabic numbers on medieval Europe was even greater than previously thought.

This is the title page of the first textbook in the calculus of variations, Leonhard Euler's Method of Finding Curved Lines that Show some Property of Maximum or Minimum. It was published in 1744.
A vessel is anchored in 3 fathoms of water and the cable passes over a sheave in the bowspirt which is 6 ft above the water.
This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.