The authors recount the 'great tale' of Napier's and Burgi's parallel development of logarithms and urge you to use it in class.

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

A man, woman, and two boys desire to cross a river, but their boat has weight restrictions!

A man went to a draper and bought a length of cloth 35 braccia long to make a suit of clothes.

Two circles, the sum of whose radii is a, are placed in the same plane with their centers at a distance 2a...

Three congruent circles of radius 6 inches are mutually tangent to one another. Compute the area enclosed between them.

How a translation of Peano's counterexample to the 'theorem' that a zero Wronskian implies linear dependence can help your differential equations students

Heron of Alexandria (ca 200) wrote on many aspects of applied mathematics.

Determine the radii of three equal circles decribed within and tangent to a given circle, and also tangent to each other

The radius of a circle is 3.20 meters. Compute to within .001m the areas of the inscribed and circumscribed equilateral triangles.

Discussion of 15th century French manuscript, with translation of its problems, including one with negative solutions