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Portraits of 92 living mathematicians, with autobiographical comments.

A father wills his estate valued at $40,000 to his three children. Before the settlement one of the children dies. What should the other two receive?

A collection of images of historical texts and tools to share with your students

Imagine an urn with two balls, each of which may be either white or black. One of these balls is drawn and is put back before a new one is drawn.

The beginnings of land measurement in the early United States and how this affected American democracy.

Determine a number having remainders 2, 3, and 2 when divided by 3, 5, and 7 respectively.

If a ball 6 inches in diameter weighs 32 lbs, what will be the weight of a ball 3 inches in diameter?

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

A discussion not only of the mathematics of pi, but of its applications through the centuries.

Twenty-three weary travelers entered a delightful forest. There they found 63 numerically equal piles of plantain fruit.