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Download the three winning essays to learn about medieval Islamic dust boards, Old Babylonian similarity, and the Fermat Problem.

Essays on various aspects of Greek science and mathematics, which help give a context for those aspects of Greek culture.

Given a pendulum as shown. The height of the pendulum is two units and its horizontal width is 2 units. What is the area of the pendulum?

Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth, in a form that's easy for teachers to use in the classroom.

There is a garden is the shape of a rhombus whose side is 577.5 feet. Within the garden is an inscribed square flower bed whose side is 396 feet. What is the area of the garden?

The author takes us on a historical tour of mathematics through postage stamps of the world that display mathematicians and mathematics.

A new history of Greek mathematics, taking into account the latest research.

A certain slave fled from Milan to Naples going 1/10 of the whole journey each day. At the beginning of the third day, his master sent a slave after him and this slave went 1/7 of the whole journey each day.

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

A study of the nature of architecture in ancient Egypt and its relationship to Egyptian mathematics.