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These are the winning entries from the annual History of Mathematics SIGMAA Student Paper Contest.
Jacqueline Stedall has uncovered the numerous algebraic ideas of Thomas Harriot from the early 17th century and has organized them into a readable treatise.
A two door gate of unknown width is opened so that a 2 inch gap exists between the two doors.
A number of 3 digits in base 7 has the same three digits...
A new edition of a brief history text, arranged topically rather than chronologically.
Given: a circle with an inscribed equilateral triangle. The triangle has an area of 12 square units. What is the area of the circle?
A gentleman has a garden of rectangular form and wants to construct a walk of equal width half way round to take up half the garden. What must be the width of this walk?
A method for extracting square roots used in Italy through the 18th century was introduced in a manuscript by the 12th century mathematician al-Hassar.
This will be the fifth meeting of this kind, which brings together mathematics educators and researchers to share their teaching ideas and classroom experience in teaching mathematics based on historical, epistemological and cultural approaches.
A section of a much larger website, dealing with some random topics in the history of mathematics.