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A brief version of the author's well-known history of mathematics text.

Two wine merchants enter Paris, one of them with 64 casks of wine, the other with 20.

A history of the concept of zero from as far back as the Babylonian period, with philosophical excursions into the meaning of "nothing".

Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.

NCTM Meeting in Philadelphia
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.

A lady has two silver cups, and only one cover for both. The first cup weighs 16 oz, and when it is covered it weighs 3 times as much as the second cup; but when the second cup is covered, it weighs 4 times as much as the first.

Nine examples of using history in the mathematics classroom -- for those who read French!

A collection of articles on using the history of mathematics of the past 200 years in the undergraduate classroom.

The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.