This award, established in 1976, is named after the renowned teacher and writer, and is given for articles of expository excellence published in the *The College Mathematics Journal*. This is an award of $500. Up to two of these awards are given annually at the Summer Meeting of the Association.

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List of Recipients

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2011

Jonathan K. Hodge, Emily Marshall, and Geoff Patterson for their article ’Gerrymandering and Convexity,â? *The College Mathematics Journal*, vol. 41: 4 (2010), p. 312-324.

John Martin for his article ’The Helen of Geometry,â?*The **College Mathematics Journal*, vol. 41:1 (2010), p. 17’27.

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2010

Andrew Barker for ?Evolutionary Stability in the Traveler?s Dilemma,? *The College Mathematics Journal*, 40:1 (2009), p. 33?38.

Curtis Feist and Ramin Naimi for ’Topology Explains Why Automobile Sunshades Fold Oddly,â? *The College Mathematics Journal*, 40:2 (2009), p. 93-98

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2009

Lawrence Brenton for ?Remainder Wheels and Group Theory? *The The College Mathematics Journal,* vol. 39, no. 2, March 2008, pp. 129-135.

Greg N. Frederickson for ?Designing a Table Both Swinging and Stable,? * The The College Mathematics Journal,* vol. 39, no. 4, September 2008, pp. 258-266.

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2008

Roland Minton and Timothy J. Pennings for ?Do Dogs Know Bifurcations?? *The College Mathematics Journal,* vol. 38, no. 5, November 2007, pp. 356-361.

Andrew J. Simoson for ?Pursuit Curves for the Man in the Moone,? * The College Mathematics Journal,* vol. 38, no. 5, November 2007, pp. 330-338.

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2007

Richard Jerrard, Joel Schneider, Ralph Smallberg, and John Wetzel for "Straw in a Box"*, The College Mathematics Journal*, v. 37, March 2006, pp. 93-102

Allen Schwenk for "Distortion of Average Class Size: The Lake Wobegon Effect", * The College Mathematics Journal* v. 37, September 2006, pp. 293-296.

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2006

Ezra Brown for "Phoebe Floats!"*, The College Mathematics Journal*, March 2005, pp. 114-122.

James Sandefur for "A Geometric Series from Tennis", * The College Mathematics Journal,* May 2005, pp. 224-226.

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2005

Brian Hopkins and Robin J. Wilson, ?The Truth About KÃ¶nigsberg,? * The College Mathematics Journal*, May 2004, p. 198.

Stephen M. Walk, ?Mind Your ’s and ’s,? * The College Mathematics Journal*, November 2004, p. 362.

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2004

Greg N. Frederickson ?A New Wrinkle on an Old Folding Problem,? *The College Mathematics Journal* September, 2003, vol. 34(4) pp. 258-263.

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2003

David L. Finn, "Can a Bicycle Create a Unicycle Track?," *The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 33 (2002), pp. 283-292.

Dan Kalman, "An Undetermined Linear System for GPS," * The College Mathematics Journal*, Vol. 33 (2002), pp. 384-390.

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2002

Timothy G. Freeman "Conformality, the Exponential Function, and World Map Projections" *The College Mathematics Journal*,Vol. 32, November 2001, pp. 334-342

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2001

Ezra A. Brown, "Three Fermat Trails to Elliptic Curves," *The College Mathematics Journal*, 31, No. 3, (2000), 162-172).

Chip Ross and Jody M. Sorensen, "Will the Real Bifurcation Diagram Please Stand Up!" *The College Mathematics Journal*, 31, No.1, (2000), 2-14.

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2000

Ezra Brown, Square roots from 1;24,51,10 to Dan Shanks,* **The College Mathematics Journal*, 30 (1999), 82-95.

Martin Gardner, The asymmetric propeller, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 30 (1999), 18-22.

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1999

Aaron Klebanoff and John Rickert, Studying the Cantor Dust at the Edge of the Feigenbaum Diagrams, Taco, * The College Mathematics Journal, *29 (1998),189-198.

David Bleecker and Lawrence J. Wallen, The World's Biggest Taco, *The College Mathematics Journal*, 29 (1998), 2-17.

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1998

Kevin G. Kirby, Of Memories, Neurons, and Rank-One Corrections,* The College Mathematics Journal**, *28 (1997), 2-19.

Aimee Johson and Kathleen Madden, Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Robinson's Nonperiodic Tilings, *The College Mathematics Journal*, 28 (1998), 172-181.

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1997

Chris Christensen, Newton's Method for Ressolving Affected Equations,* The College Mathematics Journal**, *27 (1996), 330-340.

Leon Harkleroad, How Mathematicians Know What Computers Can't Do,* The College Mathematics Journal**,* 27 (1996), 37-42.

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1996

John H. Ewing, Can We See the Mandelbrot Set?* The College Mathematics Journal**,* 26 (1995), 90-99.

James G. Simmonds, A New Look at an Old Function, e,* The College Mathematics Journal**,* .26 (1995), 6-10.

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1995

Anthony P. Ferzola, Euler and Differentials,* The College Mathematics Journal,** *25 (1994), 102-111.

Paulo Ribenboim, Prime Number Records,* The College Mathematics Journal**,* 25 (1994), 280-290.

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1994

Charles W. Groetsch, Inverse Problems and Torricelli's Law,* The College Mathematics Journal,** *24 (1993), 210-217.

Dan Kalman, Six Ways to Sum a Series,* The College Mathematics Journal,** *24 (1993), 402-421.

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1993

L. H. Lange and J. W. Miller, A Random Ladder Game: Permutations, Eigenvalues, and Convergence of Markov Chains,* The College Mathematics Journal,** * 23 (1992), 373-385.

D. N. MacKenzie, Triquetras and Porisms,* The College Mathematics Journal,** *23 (1992), 118-131.

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1992

William Dunham, Euler and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 22 (1991), 282-293.

Howard Eves, Two Surprising Theorems on Cavalieri Congruence, 22 (1991), 118-124.

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1991

William B. Gearhart and Harris S. Shultz, The Function Sin x/x, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 21 (1990), 90-99.

Mark F. Schilling, The Longest Run of Heads, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 21 (1990), 196-207.

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1990

Israel Kleiner, Evolution of the Function Concept: A Brief Survey, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 20 (1989), 282-300.

D. Neidinger, Automatic Differentiation & APL, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 20 (1989), 238-251.

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1989

Beverly L. Brechner and John C. Mayer, Antoine's Necklace - or How to Keep a Necklace from Falling Apart, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 19 (1988), 306-320.

Edward Rozema, Why Should We Pivot in Gaussian Elimination?, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 19 (1988), 63-72.

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1988

Dennis M. Luciano and Gordon D. Pritchett, Cryptology: From Caesar Ciphers to Public-Key Cryptosystems, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 18 (1987), 2-17.

V. Frederick Rickey, Isaac Newton: Man, Myth, and Mathematics, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 18, (1987), 362-389.

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1987

Irl C. Bivens, What a Tangent Line Is When It Isn't a Limit, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 17 (1986), 133-143.

Constance Reid, The Autobiography of Julia Robinson, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 17 (1986), 2-21.

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1986

Philip J. Davis, What Do I Know? A Study of Mathematical Self-Awareness, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 16 (1985), 22-41.

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1985

Anthony Barcellos, The Fractal Geometry of Mandelbrot,* The College Mathematics Journal, * 15 (1984), 98-114.

Kay Dundas, To Build a Better Box, *The College Mathematics Journal, * 15 (1984), 30-36.

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1984

Ruma Falk and Maya Bar-Hillel, Probabilistic Dependence Between Events, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 14 (1983), 240-247.

Richard J. Trudeau, How Big is a Point?, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 14 (1983), 295-300.

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1983

Paul R. Halmos, The Thrills of Abstraction, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 13 (1982), 243-251.

Douglas R. Hofstadter, Analogies and Metaphors to Explain Gó's Theorem,*Two-Year The College Mathematics Journal, * 13 (1982), 98-114.

Warren Page and V.N. Murty, Nearness Relations Among Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Part 1, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 13 (1982), 315-327.

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1982

John A. Mitchem, On the History and Solution of the Four-Color Map Problem, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 12 (1981), 108-116.

Peter L. Renz, Mathematical Proof: What It Is and What It Ought to Be, *The* *Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 12 (1981), 83-103.

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1981

Gulbank D. Chakerian, Circles and Spheres, * The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 11 (1980), 26-41.

Robert G. Dean, Ennis D. McCune, and William D. Clark, Calculators to Motivate Infinite Composition of Functions, *The**Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 11 (1980), 189-195.

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1980

Robert Nelson, Pictures, Probability, and Paradox, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 10 (1979), 182-190.

Hugh F. Ouellette and Gordon Bennett, The Discovery of a Generalization: An Example in Problem Solving, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 10 (1979), 100-106.

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1979

Richard L. Francis, A Note on Angle Construction, *The* *Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 9 (1978), 75-80.

Richard Plagge, Fraction without Quotients: Arithmetic of Repeating Decimals, *The* *Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 9 (1978), 11-15.

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1978

Allen H. Holmes, Walter Sanders, and John W. LeDuc, Statistical Inference for the General Education Student -- It Can Be Done, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 8 (1977), 223-230.

Freida Zames, Surface Area and the Cylinder Area Paradox, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 8 (1977), 207-211.

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1977

Anneli Lax, Linear Algebra, A Potent Tool, *The Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, * 7 (1976), 3-15.

Julian Weissglass, Small Groups: An Alternative to the Lecture Method, *Two-Year The College Mathematics Journal, * 7 (1976), 15-20.