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Thumbnail sketches of statisticians throughout history.

The copybooks of two young men reveal very different purposes in learning geometry.

An official asks a woman why she has so many bowls to wash. The woman explains that she had dinner guests who ate meat, rice, and soup. Judging by the number of bowls, how many guests were there?
An analysis of James Gregory's proof of the Pappus-Guldin theorem, along with the original documents both in Latin and English.
The Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held in New Orleans, LA from January 5-8, 2007.

Having been given the lengths, a and b, of two straight lines drawn from the acute angles of a right triangle to the middle of the opposite sides, determine the lengths of those sides.

The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is presented in the version of Scottish mathematician James Gregory -- without the use of limits.
Explain the geometric basis of "completing the square," the original method of solving quadratic equations, to your students.
A small selection of Euler's works, explained by a master expositor.
A collection of short biographical sketches of people involved in the development of calculus, as well as brief descriptions of important events in that development.