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Here are all articles, classroom activities, and reviews arranged into annual volumes starting with 2004.

A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.
Find two number with sum 20 and when squared their sum is 208.
When knowing the sum of their ages along with another equation, determine how old a father and son are.
In a circle whose circumference is 60 units, a chord is drawn forming a segment whose sagitta is 2 units. What is the length of the chord?
If an equilateral triangle whose area is equal to 10,000 square feet be surrounded by a walk of uniform width, and equal to the area of the inscribed circle, what is the width of the walk?
A father left $20,000 to be divided among his four sons ages 6, 8, 10, and 12 years respectively so that each share placed at 4 1/2 compounded interest should amount to the same value when its possessor becomes the age 21.
A person has a circular yard that is 150 ft. in diameter, and wishes a walk of equal width made round it within the fence...

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

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.

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