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A wonderful book about the square root of 2, beginning with the search for the side of a square double a given square.

Page 5 of Paul Halmos Photograph Collection: Paul Bateman, Felice Bateman, Edward Begle, Alexandra Bellow, William Johnson, Georgia Benkart, Lipman Bers

A collection of articles about historical and contemporary women in mathematics.

This is the title page of the Margarita philosophica (Pearl of Wisdom) of Gregor Reisch (1467 - 1525). The first edition was published in 1503. This work was used as a university textbook in the early sixteenth century.
Mathematics is often referred to today as the "science of patterns." But has this always been true historically, or is this something that happened in recent times? The question is discussed here with reference to the work of Euclid and Jacob Steiner.

A man is walking across a bridge, when a boat passes under the bridge.How rapidly are the boat and the pedestrian separating after the boat passes under the bridge?

A horse, halving its speed each day, travels 700 miles in 7 days. How far does it travel each day?

A certain bishop ordered that 12 loaves be divided among his clergy.

Find the area of the elliptical segment cut off parallel to the shorter axis;

History of Maya calendars, including the modified base 20 number system used in them