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Our reviewer praises the selection of excerpts, the use of facsimiles rather than transcriptions, and the commentary and English translation in this collection.

Explain the geometric basis of "completing the square," the original method of solving quadratic equations, to your students.
The Arithmetic of Boethius (480-524) dates from the early sixth century. This page is from a mansucript (Plimpton MS 165) that dates from approximately 1294, written on vellum.
A set of four posters dealing with the Pythagorean Theorem, infinity, prime numbers, and the history of pi.

Find two numbers, x and y, such that their sum is 10 and x/y + y/x = 25

A reprint of the 32nd yearbook of the NCTM, dealing with developments in mathematics education in the U.S. and Canada. In particular, it gives a history of the various reform movements up to the publication date of 1980.

There is a round town 8000 feet in circumference.

A new edition of a brief history text, arranged topically rather than chronologically.

Images of the first printed edition of Euclid's Elements

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

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