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A collection of the Kenneth May lectures in the history of mathematics given at meetings of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics.

Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer both offered approximate constructions of regular pentagons for the use of artists. This article explains these constructions.

We invite you to send us information about these photographs of 20th century mathematicians.

Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.

This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.

An introduction to the work of Venn as well as the work of the author in extending some of Venn's results.

A book connecting mathematics to mysticism, but not recommended.

An erect pole of 10 cubits has its base moved 6 cubits. Determine the new height and the distance the top of the pole is lowered.

This meeting, held in conjunction with the NCTM Annual Meeting, will be dedicated to the memory of Karen Dee Michalowicz.

The classic work by Dirk Struik is still worth reading, especially for its attention to the social context of the development of mathematical ideas.

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