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A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...
Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogshead) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

Prove that if the sums of the square opposite sides of any quadrilateral are equal, its diagonals interect at right angles.
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.
In order to encourage his son in the study of arithmetic, a father agrees to pay him 8 pennies for every problem solved correctly and to charge him 5 pennies for each incorrect solution.
This 1989 revision of the 1969 NCTM yearbook still provides wonderful suggestions for using the history of mathematics in the classroom.
What will the diameter of a sphere be, when its volume and surface area are expressed by the same number?
Request from the editors.
This website devoted to miscellanea about Archimedes contains much interesting material about his life and times.

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