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The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.
Now there are 100 deers [being distributed] in a city. If one household has one deer there is a remainder...Find the number of households in the city.
Thirty flasks-10 full, 10 half-empty, and 10 completely empty- are to be divided among 3 sons so that flasks and contents should be shared equally. How may this be done?
What is the perpendicular height of a cloud when its angles of elevation were 35 degrees and 64 degrees as taken by two observers at the same time...
An introduction to the priority dispute between Euler and D'Alembert relating to several mathematical ideas that both worked on in the 1740s and 1750s.

Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

Apollonius found how to draw normals to an ellipse from points in the ellipse by using hyperbolas. A modern version is presented here.
A collection of original texts to help students learn some important areas of mathematics.
A fox, a raccoon, and a hound pass through customs and together pay 111 coins.
Seven men held equal shares in a grinding stone 5 feet in diameter. What part of the diameter should each grind away?

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