
Bees (1848) 
 Anonymous 

A simple onepage story written to convey the standard “Argument from Design” championed by William Paley, by articulating how the intricate hives constructed by bees follow mathematical principles,... (more) 


Fruits of Perseverance (1841) 
 Anonymous 

This short story does not have a specific plot which threads in mathematical ideas. It is much more a “Math Sermon”, deployed by a caring mother to instill a value system in her young child.... (more) 


The Old Mathematician (from Maschalk Manor) (1848) 
 Anonymous 

A very charming, humorous description of the final days of an old man who retires to a small Dutch hamlet where no one knows him. While any arrival of a stranger in a tiny community is always a cause... (more) 


Porter Piper (1849) 
 Anonymous 

A very light, very badly stereotyped, twodimensional story about one Porter Piper. He was a born genius, one destined to be a topclass mathematician. So much so that when he was delivered by his mother,... (more) 


The Young Mathematician (1832) 
 Anonymous 

A very lightweight story about a sixteenyear old girl, Laura (daughter of one Mr. Sinclair), who did not like mathematics. As she and her mother spoke one day:
‘Oh, mother,’ she exclaimed,... (more) 
