I first accessed this article on April 6th when I signed up for MERLOT. I was browsing around the program to see what it was all about, was reading this material & decided to print it out as it is easier for me to read, but to no avail as I could not get the program to go to the beginning of the article so I decided to try again later. Yesterday, I printed it out & read it. That took me about 25 minutes. I enjoyed reading about Archimedes life and accomplishments very much. It was well written and I understood most of it. People interested in history and math will certainly be inspired to learn of Archimedes' numerous accomplishments, especially since he lived & died in the BC era! The potential effectiveness for enhancing teaching & learning is great throughout the article mainly because the links are so good. I did not take alot of time to explore all of them because of my own time restraints. But, if I were doing a write up of Archimedes I would definately use the links to refine my research & help with the writing of it. Some of the terminology is hard to follow as I do not know many math terms. Having a dictionary handy is helpful. I learned a lot about Archimedes & enjoyed the insight of what it was like in those days.