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NCTM Meeting in Philadelphia
A certain man had in his trade four weights with which he could weigh integral pounds from one up to 40. How many pounds was each weight?
This a wonderfully written tour of aspects of classical geometry-- a must read for all geometry teachers.
Two men brought their fish through customs. Find how much the fish cost, and what is the customs fee.

The author constructs a possible mathematical path from the ancient Babylonians to Pythagoras, Euclid, and the ancient Greeks.

Brief biographies of mathematicians with mathematical activities based on their work.
This conference takes place in 2006 at Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
Of a collection of mango fruits, the king took 1/6; the queen 1/5 the remainder, and the three princes took 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 (of the same remainder); and the youngest child took the remaining 3 mangoes.
In order to encourage his son in the study of arithmetic, a father agrees to pay him 8 pennies for every problem solved correctly and to charge him 5 pennies for each incorrect solution.
Simpson's methods for finding maxima and minima are explored by using examples from his "Doctrine and Application of Fluxions." Many of his techniques could be used in today's classroom.