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A song for Pi Day.
Three men wish to buy a horse but none have a sufficient amount of money for the purchase; to do so they must borrow from each other. How much money does each man have and what is the price of the horse?
A description of a long-running conference in which undergraduate mathematics students gather to share their research on the history of mathematics.
Divide 100 loaves of bread among 10 men including a boatman, a foreman, and a doorkeeper, who receives double portions. What is the share of each?

This book describes some of the so-called temple geometry problems that Japanese mathematicians posed and solved beginning in the seventeenth century.

NCTM Annual Meeting in St. Louis
A creative expression combining text, design and illustrations, originally designed for the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid.
In this article which won the 2005 prize of HOMSIGMAA, the author discusses Eratosthenes' argument to determine the size of the earth as well as possibilities for the size which Eratosthenes found (in modern measures).
Find a number having remainder 29 when divided by 30 and remainder 3 when divided by 4.
How long does it take a single man to do work when...