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Problems from Another Time

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

Wrap-up discussion of Gerbert’s efforts to calculate the area of equilateral triangles, with bibliography and information about the author.
A second worksheet, based on Gerbert’s Geometria, that can be used with high school students and pre-service teachers.
A worksheet based on Gerbert’s letter to Adalbold that can be used with high school students and pre-service teachers.
Gerbert’s letter to Adalbold, Archbishop of Ravenna, is introduced and described.
Thumbnail biography of the mathematician discussed in this article, Gerbert of Aurillac (ca 945–1003).
Gerbert d’Aurillac on finding the area of an equilateral triangle, with exploration activities for students.
"Running Footman" Source : Thomas Dilworth , The Schoolmaster's Assistant, London, 1781

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