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This article contains examples of the use of the rule of false position in the solution of geometric problems as found in the work of Simon Stevin. We discuss the benefits for future teachers and their students.
The Fibonacci numbers and applications to areas such as plant growth and stock market predictions.
Cantor's work on Fourier series provides historical motivation for the study of point-set topology.
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This is a page from a manuscript of the Algebra (Maqalah fi al-jabra wa-al muqabalah) of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131). This work is known for its solution of the various cases of the cubic equation by finding the intersections of appropriately chosen conic sections.

An elementary introduction to Euler squares and how they can be used in teacher training

Archimedes' work, The Method, explained, along with many other important ideas of the great Greek geometer.
Benjamin Banneker solved some trigonometry problems in his extant notebooks. One of them is discussed here. The authors have also discovered the probable source of Banneker's trigonometry table.
A study of some elements of Greek geometry, as part of a course for liberal arts undergraduates on basic concepts of the calculus.
There are a number of wonderful mathematics websites that readers of Convergence should be aware of. We describe some of them here.

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