Alexandria Jones and her family piled into the car for a drive in the country. This year, they were determined to find an absolutely perfect Christmas tree at Uncle William Jones’s tree farm.
“I want the tallest tree in Uncle Will’s field,” Alex said.
“Hold it,” said her mother. “I refuse to cut a hole in the roof.”
“But, Mom!” Leon whined. “The Peterkin Papers…”
“Too bad. Our ceiling will stay a comfortable 8 feet high.”
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Most of our math contest preparation consists of working lots and lots of old test problems. Occasionally, however, I put together a tip sheet summarizing a topic that my students have trouble remembering.
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Priorities, motivation, and a little bit of math from my blackboard…
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
In mathematics, the art of asking questions is more valuable than solving problems.
— Georg Cantor
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