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The 2006 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX, January 12-15, 2006, have many sessions in the history of mathematics and their use in teaching.
A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
A collection of short pieces detailing how Euler solved a particular mathematics problem.
The square root of half the number of bees in a swarm has flown out upon a jessamine bush; 8/9 of the swarm has remained behind.
Tartaglia's method for solving cubics, which he eventually explained to Cardano.
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
A mouse is at the top of a poplar tree 60 braccia high, and a cat is on the ground at its foot. The mouse decends 1/2 a braccia a day and at night it turns back 1/6 of a braccia.
The history of apportionment of representatives in the U.S. Congress, from the 1790s until today, along with a discussion of the mathematics involved in the various methods.
A woodcutter starts to fell a tree 4 feet in diameter, and cuts half way through. One face of the cut is horizontal, and the other face is inclined to the horizontal at an angle of 45 degrees. Find the volume of the wood cut out.
The triangle ABC has a right angle at C. Show that 1/ED=1/AC+1/AB

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