## George Pólya Awards

For articles of expository excellence published in *The College Mathematics Journal*.

#### 2022

Adrian Rice and Ezra Brown

Why Hamilton Couldn’t Multiply Triples

*The College Mathematics Journal,* Vol. 52, no. 3, May 2021, pp. 185–192.

#### 2019

Peter McGrath

Newton’s Shell Theorem via Archimedes’ Hat Box and Single Variable Calculus

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 49, no. 2, March 2018, pp. 109–113.

#### 2018

Ben Blum-Smith and Samuel Coskey

Fundamental Theorem on Symmetric Polynomials: History’s First Whiff of Galois Theory

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 48, no. 1, January 2017, pp. 18–29.

#### 2017

Viktor Blåsjö

How to Find the Logarithm of Any Number Using Nothing But a Piece of String

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 47, no. 2, March 2016, pp. 95–100.

#### 2014

Adam E. Parker

Who Solved the Bernoulli Differential Equation and How Did They Do It?

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 44, no. 2, March 2013, pp. 89–97.

#### 2011

John Martin

The Helen of Geometry

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 41, no. 1, January 2010, pp. 17–27.

#### 2006

Ezra (Bud) Brown

Phoebe Floats!

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 36, no. 2, March 2005, pp. 114–122.

#### 2005

Brian Hopkins and Robin J. Wilson

The Truth About Königsberg

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 35, no. 3, May 2004, pp. 198–207.

#### 2001

Ezra (Bud) Brown

Three Fermat Trails to Elliptic Curves

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 31, no. 3, May 2000, pp. 162–172.

#### 2000

Ezra (Bud) Brown

Square Roots From 1; 24, 51, 10 to Dan Shanks

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 30, no. 2, March 1999, pp. 82–95.

#### 1997

Chris Christensen and Shreeram S. Abhyankar

Newton’s Method for Resolving Affected Equations

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 27, no. 5, November 1996), pp. 330–340.

#### 1995

Anthony P. Ferzola

Euler and Differentials

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 25, no. 2, March 1994, pp. 102–111.

#### 1992

Howard Eves

Two Surprising Theorems on Cavalieri Congruence

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 22, no. 2, March 1991, pp. 118–124.

William Dunham

Euler and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 22, no. 4, September 1991, pp. 282–293.

#### 1990

Israel Kleiner

Evolution of the Function Concept: A Brief Survey

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 20, 1989, pp. 282–300.

#### 1988

V. Frederick Rickey

Isaac Newton: Man, Myth, and Mathematics

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 18, 1987, pp. 362–389.

#### 1987

Constance Reid

The Autobiography of Julia Robinson

*The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 17, 1986, pp. 2–21.