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

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

Three equal circumferences with radii 6" are tangent to each other. Compute the area enclosed between them.

This is a regular monthly colloquium meeting at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY

Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.

A biography of Gauss designed for high school students.

A merchant bought 50,000 pounds of pepper in Portugal for 10,000 scudi and paid a tax of 500 scudi.

The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.

Three vertical posts along a straight canal, each rising to the same height above the surface of the water. By looking at the line of vision, determine, to the nearest mile, the radius of the earth.

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.

There were two men, of whom the first had 3 small loaves of bread and the other, 2.