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The Midwest History of Mathematics Conference will take place in the Reinhart Center of Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on October 3 and 4, 2008.

Images from Frans van Schooten's 1659 edition of The Geometry of Rene Descartes

Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.
A farmer sold a team of horses for $440, but did not receive his pay for them until 1 yr, 8 mo after the sale. He had at the same time another offer of $410 for them. Did he gain or lose by the sale and by how much, money being worth 6%/yr?
Now a pile of rice is against a wall, it has a base perimeter of 60 feet and a height of 12 feet.
Determine the greatest cylinder that can be inscribed in a given cone.
The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.
A song for Pi Day.
The authors provide descriptions of Maya calendar systems, photos of artifacts, examples of calendar conversions, and exercises for classroom use.
A collection of articles from the American Mathematical Monthly by experts on the evolution of various fields of mathematics.

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