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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 square walled city measures 10 li on each side. At the center of each side is a gate. Two persons start walking from the center of the city.
The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.
X, Y and Z hired a pasture for the season for $90.00. Each has a different number of mules and are on the pasture for a different number of days. How much is each to pay?
A lady being asked how old she was at the time of her marriage replied that the age of her oldest son was 13; that he was born 2 years after her marriage...
A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?