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There are four winners of the HOMSIGMAA Student Paper Contest for 2008. The papers may be accessed here.
Determine by using algebra the number of degrees in the angle A where: cos A = tan A
Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Durer both offered approximate constructions of regular pentagons for the use of artists. This article explains these constructions.

A survey of the famous Konigsberg Bridge Problem and its connection to graph theory, by an undergraduate student

Archimedes' use of the law of the lever to compute areas and volumes in The Method is discussed. Classroom ready examples are presented.
How Servois' failed attempt to construct a foundation for the calculus nonetheless helped shape modern mathematics
A collection of sixteen posters of contributors to calculus, with brief biographical sketches.
This is the title page to the English version of Isaac Barrow's Geometrical Lectures, which were originally given in his position as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. These lectures contain one of the earliest statements and proofs of what is today known as the fundamental theorem of calculus.
A listing of the history sessions at the 2008 Joint Mathematics meetings in San Diego, January 4-9, 2008.

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