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Review of Mathematical Expeditions: Exploring Word Problems across the Ages
A collection of problems that should be of interest and use to teachers at all levels Read more
Review of A Remarkable Collection of Babylonian Mathematical Texts
Our reviewer finds this collection of translations of Babylonian mathematical tablets to be both fascinating and accessible. Read more
Review of Mathematics Emerging: A Sourcebook 1540-1900
Our reviewer praises the selection of excerpts, the use of facsimiles rather than transcriptions, and the commentary and English translation in this collection. Read more
Review of The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
Author Keith Devlin argues that the impact of the Pisan merchant and his Arabic numbers on medieval Europe was even greater than previously thought. Read more
Problem from another time...
Tree and Vine
A tree is 20 feet tall and has a circumference of 3 feet. There is a vine that winds seven equally spaced times around the tree and reaches the top. What is the length of the vine?
Welcome to Convergence! This section of Loci offers a wealth of resources to help you teach mathematics using its history. Please check back regularly for new articles, browse our archived articles in What's in Convergence? (Tables of Contents), and visit our just completed feature, Who's That Mathematician? The Paul R. Halmos Photograph Collection. Make MAA Loci: Convergence your source for mathematics history and its use in teaching!
Convergence editors: Janet Beery, Kathy Clark
Pereant qui ante nos nostra dixerunt.
[Quoted by St. Jerome, his pupil]