Volume 38 - Issue 3 - May 2006

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From the Editor
   pp. 97-98

Fundamental Achievements of Ancient Chinese Mathematicians
   Michal Křižek, Liping Liu, Alena Šolcová
   pp. 99-107

A Spiral of Triangles Related to the Great Pyramid
   Matthew Oster, Thomas J. Osler
   pp. 108-112

An Asymptotic Approach to Constructing the Hyperbola
   David Grochowski, Thomas J. Osler
   pp. 113-115

The Primative Pythagorean Magic Forest
   Wenjin Huang, Paul Belcher
   pp. 116-119

Partial Sums of the Harmonic Series Close to an Integer
   Alan Hunter
   pp. 120-123

An Approach to Solving Equations with Multiple Modulus Signs
   Stuart Simons
   pp. 124-127

Generalizations of the Difference of Two Squares
   Philip Maynard
   pp. 128-130

Mathematics in the classroom
   p. 131

Letter to the Editor: Mathematics, with love
   Jonny Griffiths
   p. 132

Letter to the Editor: Extracting cube roots
   Alastair Summers
   pp. 132-134

Letter to the Editor: Multiples of 11
   S. Hayes
   pp. 134-135

Problems and Solutions
   pp. 136-138

Book review: Reality Conditions, Short Mathematical Fiction
   by A. Kisman (MAA, 2005)
   Philip Chatwin
   p. 139

Book review: Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games by 
   M. Gardner (MAA, 2005)
   Paul Belcher
   p. 140

Book review: An Introduction to Statistics Using Resampling
   Methods and Micosoft Office Excel by P. I. Good (John Wiley, 2005)
   p. 140

Book review: Introduction to Statistics Through Resampling Methods
   and R/S-PLUS by P. I. Good, C. E. Lunneborg (John Wiley, 2005)
   Carol Nixon
   p. 140

Book review: Mathematics in Service to the Community: Concepts 
   and Models for Service-Learning in the Mathematical Sciences
   Edited by C. R. Hadlock (MAA 2005)
   Carol Nixon
   p. 141

Book review: Revise for Core Maths 2, 3 and 4 by G. Attwood,
   A. Macpherson, B. Moran, J. Petran, K. Pledger, G. Staley, D. Wilkins
  (Heinmann, 2005)
   Carol Nixon
   p. 141

Book review: Understanding our Quantitive World by J. Anderson,
   T. Swanson (MAA, 2005)
   Carol Nixon
   pp. 141-142

Book review: Real Infinite Series by D. D. Bonar, M. J. Khoury, Jr.
   (MAA, 2006)
   p. 142

Other books received:
   A Tour through Mathematical Logic by R. S. Wolf (MAA, 2004)
   The Mathematics Companion: Essential and Advanced Mathematics
   for Scientists and Engineers by A. C. Fisher-Cripps (IOP, 2005)   
   Advancing Maths for AQA: Mechanics 1 by T. Graham   
   (Heinmann, 2005)   
   Advancing Maths for AQA: Pure Core Maths 1 by T. Clough 
   (Heinmann, 2005)   
   Advancing Maths for AQA: Pure Core Maths 2 by T. Clough   
   (Heinmann, 2005)   
   p. 142