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Rabbits and pheasants are put in a basket.

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895

A history of the development of Pascal's triangle in its various manifestations
A California miner has a spherical ball of gold, 2 inches in diamter, which he wants to exchange for spherical balls 1 inch in diameter. How many of the smaller spheres should he receive?
An English translation of Eratosthenes' Geography, which includes "On the Measurement of the Earth."
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.
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.
The quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations between History and Pedagogy of Mathematics will be in Mexico City, July 14-18, 2008.
A translation of one of the seminal papers in the field of elliptic integrals, but one that can be read by an undergraduate.
A summary of the history of the problem of finding the region of greatest area bounded by a given perimeter. This essay was a winner of the HOM SIGMAA student essay contest in 2006.

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