Information on the NCTM Fall, 2004 Eastern Regional meeting.

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Information on the NCTM Fall, 2004 Eastern Regional meeting.

A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.

This is the title page of the 1599 edition of the Rechenbuch of Simon Jacob (d. 1564), a Rechenmeister of the sixteenth century. This was a commercial arithmetic text, in which the basic laws of arithmetic were applied to many practical problems.

Given a pyramid 300 cubits high, with a square base 500 cubits to a side, determine the distance from the center of any side to the apex.

The highest point of the Andes is about 4 miles above sea level.

Suppose a man had put out one cent at compound interest in 1620, what would have been the amount in 1824, allowing it to double once in 12 years?

Using the history of mathematics in a college algebra class has had significant positive effects on student learning.

An image of the calendar, together with instructions for its use

If 40 oranges are worth 60 apples, and 75 apples are worth 7 dozen peaches, and 100 peaches are worth 1 box of grapes and three boxes of grapes are worth 40 pounds of pecans, how many peaches can be bought for 100 oranges?

Two MAA PREP Workshops in the History of Mathematics will be offered in June at the MAA Headquarters in Washington, DC.