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Notes from these presentations are available here, describing both the theory and some example problems that we hope will be of interest both to you and your students.

**October 1999 - May 2001**

- October 28, 1999: Ed Barbeau,
*Pell's Equation*

- November 23, 1999: Mark Spivakovsky,
*A Mathematical 'Hodgepodge'*

- January 27, 2000: Craig G. Fraser,
*Problems and Puzzles in Babylonian Mathematics*

- February 24, 2000: Bruce A. Cload,
*Escher and You*

- March 30, 2000: Cynthia Church and Randall
Pyke,
*Dancing with Fractals: The Chaos Game (with Music!)*

- May 4, 2000: Greg Martin and Emmanuel Knafo,
*Split 'P' Soup: Partaking of Number Theory*

- October 14, 2000: Greg Martin and Emmanuel
Knafo,
*A tale of Two Series*

- Dec. 6, 2000: Mark Spivakovsky,
*A Mathematical 'Hodgepodge' Part II*

- Jan 16, 2001: James Robert Brown,
*Proving with Pictures*

- March 1, 2001: James Stewart,
*Mathematics and Music*

- April 10, 2001: Jeffrey Rosenthal,
*Gambling Games and Random Walks*

- May 2, 2001: Kiumars Kaveh, Eugenia Soprounova and Ivan
Soprounov,
*What Does Empty Space Look Like?*

**1997-1999**

The notes for most of these presentations include full solutions to the questions and problems.

- March 27th, 1997:
Brett Stevens,
*Combinatorial Block Designs*

- May 22nd, 1997:
Will Traves,
*Numbers Ancient and Modern*

- September 25th,
1997: Luis Seco,
*The Mathematics of Risk Management*(full notes not available, but this link leads you to the introductory questions and discussion on the subject).

- October 23rd,
1997: N. Derzko,
*Linear Programming--The Cornerstone of Optimization*

- November 27th,
1997: A. Sá Barreto,
*Caustic in a Tea Cup*

- January 29th,
1998: Ragnar-Olaf Buchweitz,
*How to See in More Dimensions*

- February 26th,
1998: A. I. F. Urquhart,
*Numbers--Finite and Infinite*

- March 26th, 1998:
Jonathan Scott,
*Hands-on algebraic topology*

- April 23rd, 1998:
Alison Gibbs and Martin Van Driel,
*Hypothesis Testing and the Chi-Squared Test of Independence*

- April 22nd, 1999:
Kumar Murty,
*Cryptography and Elliptic Curves*

- May 27th, 1999:
Jeremy Questel,
*Pricing Financial Derivatives*

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