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What is the sum of the following series, carried to infinity: 11, 11/7, 11/49, etc.?

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

There is a tree with 100 branches. How many nests, eggs and birds are there?

A survey of the mathematics education of cadets in the first century after the founding of the U.S. Military Academy.

If 12 oxen eat up 3 1/3 acres of meadow in 4 weeks and 21 oxen eat up 10 acres of exactly similar meadow in 9 weeks, how many oxen shall eat up 36 acres in 18 weeks? (Hint: The grass continues to grow.)

This book demonstrates the relationship between the mathematics in some recently discovered Babylonian tablets and some standard problems from Egyptian mathematics.

The three sides of a triangular piece of land, taken in order, measure 15, 10, and 13 chains respectively.

Two merchants, A and B, loaded a ship with 500 hhds (hogsheads) of rum; A loaded 350 hhds, and B the rest; in a storm the seamen were obliged to throw overboard 100 hhds; how much must each sustain of the loss?

The movie Agora, about the mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 400 AD), is spectacular and intriguing but Hypatia should be portrayed as the hero she was.
An interesting problem from Banneker's notebook as well as other problems to use with students.

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