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Problems from Another Time

Individual problems from throughout mathematics history, as well as articles that include problem sets for students.

Project in which discrete mathematics students learn the basics of symbolic logic by reading selections from Russell and Whitehead's Principia Mathematica
Project to help discrete mathematics and computer science students learn basic properties of division and the Euclidean algorithm and its proof from Euclid himself
A project to help students learn from Archimedes' writings how he summed squares
A project to introduce students to logic and especially implication by consulting original sources from ancient to modern times
A collection of modules for teaching and learning by 'reading the masters'
A cylindrical tin tomato can is to be made which shall have a given capacity. Find what should be the ratio of the height to the radius of the base that the smallest possible amount of tin shall be required.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
A round pond sits in a rectangular garden. Its center is inaccessible; however, you know the distances from each corner of the garden to the center of the pond: 60, 52, 28, and 40 yards. What is the radius of the pond?
Now there is a wall 5 feet thick and two rats tunnel from opposite sides.
A circle is inscribed in an isosceles trapezoid. Find the relationship of the radius to the sides.

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